Gartner, the research and advisory company says Worldwide IT Spending to Grow in 2012
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.8 trillion in 2012, a 3.7 percent increase from 2011, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, Inc. In 2011, worldwide IT spending totaled $3.7 trillion, up 6.9 percent from 2010 levels.
Gartner is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company published it’s forecast “Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 3.7 Percent in 2012“.
Gartner has revised downward its outlook for 2012 global IT spending from its previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth. All four major technology sectors computing hardware, enterprise software, IT services and telecommunications equipment and services are expected to experience slower spending growth in 2012 than previously forecast, but it still grow comparing to 2011.
SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Products And Business Models Will Have Selective Impact
Here is InfoWorld’s Chris Kanaracus interview with Forrester’s principal analyst Liz Herbert “Analytics, service orchestration, and mobility are just a few of the new facets of on-demand software”.
Liz Herbert’s report identifies five key areas of change for SaaS: Industry specialization, embedded analytics, orchestration of multiple services, social networking, and mobility.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is an important new set of capabilities and engagement models in the IT industry, particularly in the emerging world of cloud computing. We project that SaaS offerings will grow from 7% of total software revenues in 2010 to 17% in 2013.
Forrester: Tech changes to expect to 2014
Here is Forrester’s research for Enterprise Architecture Professionals. Business Intelligence tools, mobile apps and cloud application platforms are areas that will evolve and create significantly more business value between today and 2014.
Driving increasing capacity for business innovation remains high on the CIO’s agenda, but enterprise architects struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscape while also juggling current state complexity.
Forrester gauged 208 IT executives with knowledge of their companies’ technology strategies to see what areas they expect to change most during the next three years:
Gartner has released two researches about enterprise IT spending and about the future of IT.
New Gartner’s research found that enterprise IT spending estimates to total $2.7 trillion in 2012. In 2011 expected spending was $2.6 trillions. The increase is 3.9 percent.
Also Gartner’s analysts say it’s needed to oust the old, legacy systems in favor of mobile, cloud computing systems.
Today we would like you to know more predicts about IT spending and how to invest this budget, Gartner has found on it’s researches.
Custom-development with SharePoint is a popular strategy for IT departments.
SharePoint Server 2010 adoption is very strong, and this version of the product has the strongest features yet for custom development. Application backlogs growing, many organizations will find themselves taking on SharePoint “customization” projects to meet business demands.
The survey on customer experiences with Microsoft SharePoint shows a successful product moving crisply through a major upgrade, from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) to SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint usage is strong in organizations of all sizes and in most industry sectors. The product’s continued success has two conflicting facets for application development and delivery pros.
John R. Rymer and Rob Koplowitz has prepared the great research SharePoint Custom-Development Strategy Is More Crucial Now Than Ever. “The stage is set for a big upswing in custom application development on Microsoft SharePoint“.
U.S. IT companies send their jobs offshore and not going to cut IT budgets.
SIM’s (Society of Information Management) survey shows that offshoring has become so engrained in IT processes that 65% of businesses do it for some aspect of their business. SIM has published it’s annual survey of IT budgets and technology trends last week.
Based on data collected from CIOs and senior IT leaders at 275 companies, survey found that nearly a quarter of the companies using offshore services did so to run existing systems applications. And another 20% said they used offshore services to manage their infrastructure.
The other good news for offshore IT service providers is that companies aren’t cutting IT budgets. Last year, 65% of the firms responding to this survey said their budgets would be equal or greater to the previous year. That increased to 83% this year, and 85% of the respondents said next year’s budgets would be equal or better than their current budgets.
We definitely want you to know: almost every organisation intends to migrate software to SaaS.
Gartner’s research: “User Survey Analysis: Software as a Service, Enterprise Application and Vertical Software Markets.” Nearly all organisations expect to invest in SaaS, according to a it’s survey.
Researchers found 95% expect to invest significantly in software as a service. The communications (52%), utilities (51%) and banking and securities (49%) industries rank highest with SaaS deployed across the horizontal and vertical-specific categories sampled.
Demand for software as a service remains strong as net-new deployments increase. Gartner’s analysts explore adoption trends and projected use across regions, company size, and enterprise application and vertical software markets.
In 2011 InfoWorld and Forrester Research “Enterprise Architecture Awards“, 6 winning companies show how their initiatives translate to business success.
An enterprise architecture (EA) is a rigorous description of the structure of an enterprise, which comprises enterprise components, the externally visible properties of those components, and the relationships between them. Enterprise architecture serves two main purposes: to provide a framework for collaboration between business and IT and to offer a pivot point for transformational change.
Forrester Research with InfoWorld has indicated six world global companies with the leading enterprise architecture, for the second year…
According to a survey of 277 outsourcing buyers conducted by outsourcing analyst firm HfS Research and the London School of Economics, 63 percent of mid-market buyers said their outsourcing initiatives had been very successful at reducing costs compared to 44 percent of large companies.
HfS’s researcher talks to CIO magazine about recent survey on IT Outsourcing. The results of this collaboration is really interesting and useful not only for mid-size and big-size companies article “IT Outsourcing: What Big Companies Can Learn from Midsize Companies“.
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World famous Research Laboratory Simula is doing research “estimation of software development effort” in Ukraine. SoftElegance has participated in this research as one of the software development companies in Kiev.
Professor Magne Jørgensen from Simula Research Laboratory and University of Olso is responsible for this study. Also SoftElegance’s developers and architects has participated in seminar “Software Development Efforts Estimation: Why it fails and how to improve it”.