Spending on AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023 — that’s more than two and a half times the $37.5 billion that will be spent in 2019. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for AI in the 2018-2023 forecast period will be 28.4 percent.
Information and communication technology (ICT ) spending on hardware, software, services, and telecommunications will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8 percent over the 2019-2023 forecast period, reaching $4.8 trillion in 2023.
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.
“Digital transformation is a key driver of BDA spending with executive-level initiatives resulting in deep assessments of current business practices and demands for better, faster, and more comprehensive access to data and related analytics and insights,” said Dan Vesset, group vice president at IDC.
Yes, organizations value artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, however, they lack confidence in their team’s readiness for implementation — 53% of survey respondents say business users are unclear about what they expect. They need guidance.