Gartner report says that IT spending in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) will grow by 1.4% reaching $1.154 trillion in year 2013. Europe will experience huge growth in IT driven by devices and software. Speaking at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Barcelona, Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research said that IT spending will decline by 3.6% but go up by 2013 till 2012 to reach $1.247 trillion. Peter also noted that big Data will be a very huge contributing factor in jobs creation.
“The mobile device market is currently the bright spot of the IT industry,” said Mr. Sondergaard. “We are seeing tablets and smartphones significantly outpace purchases of traditional PCs.”
Smartphones and tablet device will experience consistent growth with two thirds of the workforce owning smartphones or tablets by 2016. This will in turn alter the way consumers buy software and software providers will have to rewrite software specifically for these devices. By year 2015 there will be 4.4 million IT jobs coming up primarily to support big data, EMEA taking 1.3 million in IT jobs and 1.2 million for Western Europe.
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