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Asia Pacific IT spending to grow by 4% in 2013

Anuradha Shukla | Jan. 8, 2013
Forrester expects this to be a transformative year for IT adoption in the region.

Research firm Forrester expects 2013 to be a transformative year for IT adoption and expects IT spending in the region to grow by four percent this year.

This transformative year will see Asia Pacific organisations looking for opportunities to define how they deliver flexible, dynamic business services across multiple devices.

In 2013, overall IT-related spending will be significantly boosted and will grow by about 10 percent as compared to nine percent in 2012.

Overall, IT spending will grow by eight percent if the large and slow-growing Japanese market is excluded. This spending growth will be driven by the adoption of new technology solutions in areas like analytics, cloud and mobility.

Altering tech markets in region

The latest trends identified by Forrester are set to disrupt tech markets across the Asia Pacific region in 2013.

This year, analytics will be a top priority for CIOs and BI-related spending will increase over the next 12 months in all markets within the Asia Pacific region. The coming 24 to 36 months will also see the growth of Big Data projects at a rate of 20 percent or more across the region.

The Chinese and Indian governments are driving cloud initiatives to boost economic activity and deliver public services efficiently.

In South Korea, the government aims to leverage cloud computing for the public sector and reduce operational costs by 30 percent by 2015.

Also, the leaders in the IT industry now concentrate on mobility and consumer-friendly cloud services. 


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