IT Spending stories
Gartner survey reveals delays in government tech purchases
According to a survey by Gartner, at 22 months, the public sector has the longest average buying cycle for technology purchases compared to other industries.
Robotic Process Automation
Gartner anticipates RPA software revenue of US$2.9 billion
Gartner predicts global robotic process automation (RPA) software revenue to reach US$2.9 billion in 2022, an increase of 19.5% from 2021.
Gartner predicts 2022 global IT spend to reach $4.5 trillion
Gartner’s latest report forecasts worldwide IT spending to reach US$4.5 trillion in 2022, an increase of 3% compared to 2021.
Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
A new project merging local councils' water service IT systems as part of the three waters reforms could blow out beyond the $500 million upper limit officials have quoted, National says.
Internet of Things
A/NZ Internet of Things spending to hit $24 billion in 2026
"The role of IoT continues to grow as enterprises embrace digital initiatives and look to embed intelligence across processes and applications."
How secure is accounting software data in Aotearoa?
A recent Xero study found ICT spending for NZ businesses has increased 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, so how safe is accounting software?
Apptio adds portfolio enhancements to promote digital strategy
"While digitalisation creates opportunities, it also makes budgeting far more complex, leading many companies to waste substantial funds."
Govt IT spending on the rise, driven by XaaS - Gartner
Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $565.7 billion in 2022, an increase of 5% from 2021, according to Gartner.
Syniti unveils first in series of Knowledge Platform updates
Syniti has introduced a completely cloud-based version of Advanced Data Migration, the first of a range of updates coming this year to its Knowledge Platform.
Strong close to 2021 as cloud infrastructure spend reaches $21 billion
As backlogs continue to grow, pent-up demand bodes well for future growth as long as the economy stays healthy, and supply catches up to demand.
Internet of Things
IoT spending to reach $437 billion by 2025, IDC finds
“IoT in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) markets continues to grow steadily across multiple industries including transportation, retail, manufacturing, resources and utilities."
IDC: Software spend on the rise as A/NZ orgs adapt to ongoing changes
According to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, 1H2021, the total A/NZ software market reached US$7.5 billion, showing a double-digit annual growth in both countries.
IT budgets set to boom over next 12 months - research
IT directors expect a budget increase from their employer as companies play catch-up with projects put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand IT spending on the rise, set to reach $14.7 billion by 2022
Spending on information technology products and services in New Zealand is projected to total NZ$14.7 billion in 2022, an increase of 6.7% from 2021, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.
$4.5 trillion to be spent on IT next year — Gartner
“What changed in 2020 and 2021 was not really the technology itself, but people’s willingness and eagerness to adopt it and use it in different ways.”
Preserving cash without sacrificing growth or innovation
More so than ever before, an organisation’s ability to quickly pivot and ramp up or down spending priorities is essential.
Cloud infrastructure spending drops - report
The decrease comes after six quarters of year-over-year growth, and most notably compares to the 39.1% annual growth seen by the market in 2Q20.
TBM Council establishes APAC chapter to promote smarter tech spend
"The APAC chapter of the TBM Council provides a forum and framework to help organisations avoid the operational disruption, cost overrun and project delays that have become prevalent."
ANZ IT spending higher than ever, despite disruptive lockdowns - IDC report
Most A/NZ businesses continue to invest in technology despite pandemic, with IT spending levels set to be higher in 2021 than ever before.
Spending on big data and analytics to hit $215 billion this year
As economies recover from COVID-19, BDA spending has increased over 10% from 2020 and will continue to grow in next five years, according to IDC.
IT spending to hit $4.2 trillion in 2021 — report
"CIOs are looking for partners who can think past the digital sprints of 2020 and be more intentional in their digital transformation efforts in 2021."
Spending on cybersecurity and risk management tech to hit $150 billion in 2021
“Looking ahead, we’re seeing early market signals of growing automation and further adoption of machine learning technologies in support of AI security."
A/NZ software spend reaches $13.9b in 2020 to support business resilience
"The support to businesses that IT provided in the outbreak of pandemic has given companies more confidence in IT investment. The expectation on that return of investment is high.”
CFOs boost investment in digital transformation following pandemic
Globally, 73% of CFOs noted that their digital transformation (DX) investments had increased since the pandemic (72% in A/NZ).