Indian government’s IT spending to grow 9.5% in 2017


As per Gartner government is slated to spend $7.8 billion on information technology in the year 2017, which is an expansion of 9.5% when compared to last year’s spend.

The forecast includes spending by the Centre and state governments on software, IT services, data center systems, internal services, devices and telecom services.

The software segment is all set to grow by 15.7% in 2017 to reach $1 billion, while desktop is expected to be the quickest developing portion with a growth rate of 16%.

IT services which incorporate consulting, programming support, business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, execution, and equipment support is forecasted to grow by 14.6% this year to reach $2 billion, making it the biggest fragment inside the IT spending classification.

As per the report, spending on gadgets like printers, copiers, MFPs, cell phones, PCs and tablets is all set to grow by 12.7% in 2017 to reach $917 million.

Gartner principal research analyst Moutusi Sau said “Government spending on IT services will total $2,093 million in 2017, a 15% increase from 2016. The IT services market is led by growth in business process outsourcing,”

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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk