IT spending in India to fall 8% in 2020 due to COVID, first fall in 5 years: Gartner
Spending on devices and data center systems in India will see the steepest declines in 2020, at -15.1% and -13.2%, respectively, according to the firm. CIOs in India will consider extending life cycles of their existing device assets which will delay new purchases as a result.
Global IT spending to reach USD 3.9 trillion in 2020: Gartner
"With the waning of global uncertainties, businesses are redoubling investments...
India’s tech industry could be looking at another refresh
Covid represents a source of immense opportunity for India’s $190 billion software ...
Organisations must review outsourcing arrangements to mitigate geopolitical risk: Gartner
According to Gartner, Inc., fears of geopolitical instability may impact the global offshore services market, as sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives review their options to mitigate risk.
Indian SaaS firms eye Japan, Latam to pip global giants
Indian firms are aiming to diversify focus on the Rest-of-the-World markets. The market expansion coincides with a push towards a platform play, creating a common design and engineering base from which products can be developed to meet a quicker time-tomarket paradigm.
Tata Communications features in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant
Gartner Magic Quadrant assesses various companies' vision and their ability to execute. According to its report, "Enterprises need greater network agility to support digital initiatives, and global network service providers are supplying new services in response".
Indian firms to delay spend in transformation, total IT spending to reach $94 billion in 2020: Gartner
“They (organisations in India) may delay those investments given the environment especially in the manufacturing sector because that is going through a very tough time, customer experience related transformation initiatives can be put on hold or go slow. “It will be harsh to say they are not going to put in money in transformation,” said Gartner.
The IT-BPO segment is bracing for the worst of Covid; but some might come out unscathed
After all, this segment has helped global corporations stay ahead of the curve and keep critical business functions running during various crises. But with Covid-19, the technology and business process management services sector is staring at a washout in travel, hospitality and aviation businesses, though it is expecting higher workflow from healthcare, pharma and insurance segments
Worldwide smartphone sales will grow 3% this year: Gartner
In 2019, worldwide smartphone sales declined 2%, the first time since 2008, as the global smartphone market experienced a decline. 2019 was a challenging year for smartphone vendors, primarily due to oversupply in the high-end sector in mature markets and longer replacement cycles overall.
As companies rethink spends, IT braces for weaker India numbers
Amid a slowdown, companies are holding back on technology spends, which will impact their growth in India.
69% of routine work currently done by managers will be completely automated by 2024: Gartner
"Currently, managers often need to spend time filling in forms, updating information and approving workflows. By using AI to automate these tasks, they can spend less time managing transactions and can invest more time on learning, performance management and goal setting," Helen Poitevin, research vice- president at Gartner, said.
Infosys sees a jump in cloud services as company ties up with biggies
The Bengaluru-based IT services provider is betting on this growth to drive digital services.
IT firms should invest in talent strategy that help shift to cloud: Gartner expert
The industry expert at the IT research firm Gartner said most of these services companies need to create a skills lifecycle management programme to manage the crisis of job losses and skill gap.
End-user IT spending in India to reach $15 billion in 2019: Gartner
Non-traditional sectors like logistics, transportation and manufacturing are experiencing healthy growth rates
Cognizant sees Data Protection Bill increasing costs, obligations
Firm says compliance may require changes in business practices. The Bill was recently cleared for introduction in the ongoing Budget session of Parliament. A company may have to pay a penalty of up to Rs 15 crore or 4% of its global turnover if found violating norms under the Bill.