For the entire year, worldwide IT services revenues crossed the $1 trillion mark in 2018. Annual growth accelerated slightly to 4.3 percent. This largely reflects overall healthy corporate IT spending sustained by large enterprises’ cautious yet optimistic business outlook.
“IDC thinks that a digital platform is essential to execute the innovation strategy. Such platforms have the fundamental role of integrating a company’s IT and business departments around a set of shared key capabilities that include an intelligent core that can continuously analyze data from internal and external environments.”
According to the latest worldwide market study by IDC, vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for cloud computing environments — including public and private cloud — grew 28 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), reaching $16.8 billion.
Canalys reports that hyperscale cloud infrastructure services are in a period of sustained growth, with spending up 46 percent in 2018 to more than $80 billion. Expenditure is also forecast to surpass $143 billion in 2020.
Commercial buildings are getting smarter. They now include a growing variety of technologies that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomena. Across the globe, new buildings are being constructed with both wired and wireless IoT infrastructure that enables innovation.