In the latest Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide, International Data Corp. forecasts global spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent from more than $71bn in 2015 to $135.4bn in 2019. The guide measures purchases of robotic systems, system hardware, software, robotics-related services, and after-market robotics hardware on a regional level across 13 key industries and 52 use cases.
Total IT spending on hardware, software and IT services across 15 enterprise industries is forecasted to grow by 6 percent in 2013, to approximately $474bn, according to research by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Dealing with lower/reduced budgets was the top IT priority over the next 12 months of 25 percent Asia/Pacific companies responding to IDC's "Continuum" End-User Survey 2012. That's followed by 18 stating aligning IT to changing business landscape was their top priority, and 12 percent saying their chief concern was building better tools that help management make better business decisions.
In 2011, the business analytics market extended its post-2009 recovery with another stellar performance by growing worldwide revenues 14.1 percent year over year. International Data Corporation forecasts that it will continue to grow at a 9.8 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016 to reach $50.7bn. Helping to drive this growth is media attention focused on Big Data, putting broader business analytics on the agenda of more senior executives.