Feeds

Government IT spend to top private sector: IDC

Looking ahead to 2009

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Website security in corporate America

Public sector investment in IT will continue to outpace that from the private sector and retail, according to figures from analyst house IDC.

The company says spending by governments in Western Europe will reach $49bn annually, growing at nearly six per cent a year, and up from $38bn in 2004. Meanwhile the retail and wholesale market will be worth $39.6bn, growing at around 4.1 per cent annually. IDC estimates that this sector will be worth $33.6bn ($19.9bn for retail and $13.7bn for wholesale) in 2005.

In the business and retail sector, software will be the fastest growing segment, IDC says, followed closely by IT services, which in turn will account for around 50 per cent of the total spent. Demand for networking equipment will drive hardware sales in 2005, but between 2005 and 2009, spending in the retail sector will outpace business investment.

In the public sector, most of the growth will come from the local authorities. IDC says companies wanting a slice of the action should focus on "IT solutions that support business process transformation". That's CRM software and anything else that goes into portals or call centres, in common parlance. ®

Related stories

European governments cautious on IT spend
IDC sees slow year for IT in Europe
E-gov to cost Europe 4bn+

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.