Govt IT Spending In India To Reach $6.88 Bn in 2015: Gartner
Mumbai, Sep 23: The government in India will spend $6.88 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 5.2 percent over 2014, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.
IT services (which include consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing) is expected to grow 10 percent in 2015 to reach $1.6 billion – with the business process outsourcing sub-segment growing by 21 percent.Telecom services will also be a $1.6 billion market, with the mobile network services sub-segment recording fastest growth of 3 percent in 2015 to reach $787 million.
“Government spending on software will total $869 million in 2015, a 10.6 percent increase from 2014,” said Anurag Gupta, research vice president at Gartner. “The software market will be led by growth in vertical specific software (software applications that are unique to a vertical industry). These are stand-alone applications that are not modules or extensions of horizontal applications.”
Internal services will growth 8.8 percent in 2015 to reach $1.6 billion. Internal services refer to salaries and benefits paid to the information services staff of an organization. The information services staff includes all company employees that plan, develop, implement and maintain information systems.
“The investments in the ‘Digital India’ initiative, led by a focus to allow access of government services on mobile devices (part of the mobile government), expansion on broadband and planning for smart cities, will be a stimulus for Indian governments ICT initiatives,“ said Gupta.