The government in India will spend $7 billion US Dollars (USD) on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.1 percent over 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government.
IT services (which includes consulting, software support, business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, implementation, and hardware support) is expected to grow 8.8 percent in 2016 to reach $1.6 billion USD – with the business process outsourcing sub-segment growing by 22 percent.
Telecom services will be a $1.5 billion USD market, with the mobile network services sub-segment recording the fastest growth of 3.5 percent in 2016 to reach $793 million USD.
"Government spending on software will total $938 million USD in 2016, a 9.9 percent increase from 2015," said Moutusi Sauprincipal research analyst at Gartner. "The software market will be led by growth in infrastructure."
Internal services will growth 5.8 percent in 2016 to reach $1.5 billion USD. 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 ‘Digital India’ initiative continues to be drive investments in the government, led by access of government services on mobile devices (part of the mobile government), and expansion on broadband services," said Ms. Sau.
Further information on government sector IT spending is available to Gartner clients in the report, Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending for the Government and Education Markets, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 1Q16 Update. The forecasts provide total enterprise IT spending, including internal spending and multiple lines of detail for spending on hardware, software, IT services, and telecommunications for vertical industries and 43 countries within seven geographies.
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