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GARTNER: DATA CENTER IT SPEND SURGED IN 2018, BUT THE SURGE WON’T LAST
Companies spent about 11 percent more on data center IT systems last year than they did the year before, by Gartner’s estimates. But don’t expect a similar splurge in this category this year – or next – the analysts said. Enterprises are shifting their spend from on-prem data center infrastructure, smartphones, and PCs, to cloud services – especially Software-as-a-Service – and Internet of Things devices. Of all these spending areas, enterprise software has and will continue growing the fastest, Gartner predicts. Globally, overall IT spending grew 3.9 percent in 2018, reaching $3.65 trillion. The market research firm includes data center systems, enterprise software, devices, IT services, and communications services in its IT spending estimates. YEVGENIY SVERDLIK READ MORE