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APAC IT Spending to Reach US$743 billion in 2013

IT spending in Asia Pacific is forecast to reach US$743 billion in 2013, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2012, IT spending in Asia Pacific is on pace to grow 7.6 percent.

In the Asia Pacific region, all five major segments of IT spending are expected to grow in 2013. The devices segment (including PCs, tablets, mobile phones & printers) in Asia Pacific is projected to total $229.7 billion, a 12.3 percent increase from 2012 spending. Data center systems spending is forecast to reach $28.6 billion in 2013, a 9.5 percent increase from 2012; software spending will total $33.9 billion, up 11.9 percent; IT services spending will reach $91.5 billion, up 7.5 percent, and telecom services is projected to total $359.4 billion, a 4.8 percent increase from 2012.

Gartner predicts that by 2014, IT hiring in major Western markets will come predominantly from Asian-headquartered companies enjoying double-digit growth.

“An increasing number of successful Asian companies — particularly from China and India — are enjoying double-digit growth rates and will substantially grow their geographic footprints, making significant investments in major Western markets through 2015. Consequently, these organizations will be responsible for major hiring of IT professionals to support their growth at a time when Western companies will still be coping with the impact of the economic crisis,” Sondergaard said.

14-Nov-2012 16:34:21
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