Devices to drive the majority of overall IT spending in India in 2018

|November 14, 2017 0
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BANGALORE, INDIA: India IT spending is projected to total $87.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2 percent from 2017 estimated spending of $79.7 billion, forecasts Gartner.

Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth, with devices segment continuing to drive the majority of overall IT spending in India.

The devices segment is expected to register an increase of 23.2 percent in 2017 and 13 percent in 2018.

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Software spending is projected to grow 17.9 percent in 2017, and it will grow another 15.3 percent in 2018 to reach $5.7 billion.

IT services spending is on pace to grow 15.7 percent in 2017 to reach $12.6 billion, and increase 13.8 percent in 2018 to reach $14.3 billion.

India IT Spending Forecast (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

 2017 Spending2017 Growth (%)2018 Spending2018 Growth (%)
Communications Services313207324263.5
Data Center Systems30865.631813.1
Devices2779523.23140313
Enterprise Software498817.9574915.3
IT Services1257115.71430813.8
Overall 7976114.2870679.2

Increased average selling prices for premium phones in mature markets, partially due to the introduction of the iPhone 8 and X, along with an underlying demand for PCs from businesses replacing their machines with Windows 10 PCs is driving the growth in this segment, said Gartner.

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