World En spends are expected to total 3,760 billion dollars in 2019, an increase of 3.2% compared to 2018. The estimate comes from the latest forecast of Gartner research and consultancy company.

Despite the uncertainty fueled by voices of recession, Brexit and trade wars, the likely scenario for spending It in 2019 is therefore growth. John-David Lovelock, Gartner’s research vice president, declared it.

However, Lovelock points out, there are many changes in the way in which segments will drive growth in the future. The expense is shifting from saturated segments, such as mobile phones, PCs and on-premise data center infrastructure, to cloud services and IoT devices.

Spending It enterprise drives growth

With the shift to the cloud, a key factor in spending It, enterprise software will continue to grow strongly. World software spending is set to grow by 8.5% in 2019, always according to Gartner forecasts. It will then grow by another 8.2% in 2020 to a total of 466 billion dollars.

Gartner expects organizations to increase spending on enterprise application software in 2019. With an increase in the portion of budget allocated to the Software as a Service (SaaS).

Despite a slowdown in the mobile market, the device segment will grow by 1.6% in 2019. Larger and saturated smartphone markets, such as China, the United States and Western Europe, should be supported by replacement cycles. With Samsung and Apple struggling with some challenges, consumers preferred to keep their current phones. This caused a fall in the mobile market by 1.2% in 2018.

New skills are needed

In addition to changes in spending behaviour, Gartner also notes changes in the skills of workers. There are now no skills specific to the internal staff of companies as organizations adopt new technologies. New technologies, such as IoT devices, are essential for the digital business of companies.

Lovelock states that almost half of the workforce It urgently needs to develop skills or skills to support its digital business initiatives. Knowledge requirements to keep up with innovation are changing faster than ever before. With technological frontiers such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, design of API platforms and services and data science.

In short, it seems to indicate John-David Lovelock’s analysis: for companies the challenge is not only to renew the technological infrastructure. But also, and perhaps above all, to update internal skills and to constantly acquire new ones.

More information and full reports are available on the Gartner website, at this link.

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