$102 billion. That’s how much Gartner forecast Australia to spend on IT in 2021.
What made up the most of that $102 billion? IT Services. With consulting services, in particular, in high demand as leaner in-house resources and the need for new – fast – technology adoption drove a need for IT specialists.
During Gartner’s IT Symposium late last year, Research Vice President, John-David Lovelock, summed up 2021 nicely:
“Australia’s IT spending is showing its strongest growth in a decade, and we expect growth rates of around 5 to 6% to continue for the next few years.”
Not a great surprise to anyone! The great tech scramble of 2021 – which saw every business pivot overnight to hybrid and remote working – resulted in a 5.9% increase from 2020. And this is a trending increase for 2022.
The biggest area of growth? **drum roll **
Again, no surprise: Device demand. This increased by 9% over the previous year. With many businesses upgrading to manage the increasing demand for faster, smoother, more secure tech, Gartner is predicting this will only continue.
“We saw both these trends at CodeBlue in 2021, with a surge in specialist and device demands as companies pivoted to remote or hybrid working and upgraded their networks to support this move. Being a full-service provider, we helped so many of our clients almost reset how they work overnight. And having both procurement and specialist services in our team – plus access to our large partner network – we could do so quickly. Now, it’s about assessing what was set-up quickly in 2021 and ensuring the equipment, infrastructure and services can keep up with demand and support company objectives in 2022.” – James Hanna, Chief Revenue Officer.