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Gartner: IT spending forecast points to skills rebalance

January 19, 2022

Behind the figures in Gartner’s latest forecast for worldwide IT spending, there are a number of trends that suggest a shift in the way the IT function operates.

The headline figure from Gartner is that worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4.5tn in 2022, an increase of 5.1% from 2021.

Driven in part by the Covid-19 pandemic, within the enterprise application software market in 2020, spending on cloud-based enterprise software was larger than on-premise enterprise software, said Gartner, and by 2025 the anayst expects it to be double the size of the non-cloud market.

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