IT investments tend to increase in 2017 worldwide, according to Gartner

Investments are forecast to increase by 2.4%. Read here.

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Investments and spending on Information Technology are expected to reach $ 3.5 trillion dolars later this year, which means a 2.4% increase compared to 2016, according to Gartner.

The dollar’s fall has pushed the growth rate up sharply from past expectations. In addition, other factors have implicated this prediction, such as the increasing adoption of software as services, as they increase the demand for IT tools. The need to improve and evolve these services, both in terms of operation and quality for the end customer, makes investments in the area are increasing.

According to the Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, the global software market is expected to grow by 2.3% this year, and the index is likely to increase as companies have more digital business channel revenue, as it will need to automate and create new functionality more and more.

Global spending on devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs is projected to grow 3.8% in 2017, boosted by the switch from basic cellphones to better smartphones, as well as the iPhone’s 10th year.

The increase in technological innovations and the demand for ever better services means that investment in IT and similar areas is increasing. Keep reading the Futurecom blog every week and stay up to date.