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Global IT Spending, Cloud Computing & Top Growing Industries

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Forbes.com released an article on Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012 with tidbits of information about current and projected market growth by different verticals as it relates to IT spending.

The takeaways include:

  • Projected 81 percent increase in the global server market from 2011-2016 ($5.2-9.4B), fueled by public and private cloud computing, according to IDC’s Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2011–2015 Forecast.
  • Projected 36 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud management & security devices, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) markets from 2011-2016 ($7.6-35.5B), according to Gartner’s Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 3Q12 Update.
  • Projected 19 percent CAGR in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud-based business application services from 2011-2016 ($13.4-32.2B), according to Gartner.

Another very interesting tidbit includes the breakdown of each vertical industry market and growth opportunities from 2011-2016. According to Gartner, anticipated growth opportunities put these industries at the top when it comes to global IT spending:

  • $84,074M – Banking & Securities
  • $70,683M – Communications, Media & Services
  • $63,589M – Manufacturing & Natural Resources
  • $34,611M – Insurance
  • $24,907M – Transportation

Surprisingly, Healthcare Providers was not in the top for growth opportunities, coming in at $15,311M. Even Utilities beat them out by a projected $18,756M.

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Or, consult our cloud computing Wiki to read about managed clouds, private clouds, cloud security, cloud computing and disaster recovery, and more:

Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012

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