Forrester Research expects $115.6 bln will be spent for travel online in the US alone in 2009, and that number is expected to jump to $157.8 bln by 2013.
ABI Research finds that the worldwide combined OPEX and CAPEX savings from active infrastructure sharing could amount to as much as $60 bln over the next five year period. The study finds that operators could enjoy at least 40% cost savings in addition to those available from passive site sharing.
Worldwide enterprise software revenue is forecast to total $222.6 bln in 2009, reflecting a flat 0.3% growth rate from 2008 revenue of $221.9 bln, according to Gartner.
In 2008 an estimated $400 mln was spent on delivering video via CDNs, according to Frost & Sullivan. That number is expected to grow to more than $1.4 bln by 2012.
|Industry and spending, mln. $||IT Spending 2009||IT Spending 2008||Growth, YTY|
|Agriculture, Mining and Construction||29,658||29,386||0.9|
Cross-border telephone traffic grew 14% in 2007 and is estimated to have grown 12% in 2008, to 384 billion minutes. Due to declining call prices, however, revenues have largely been flat. While international telephone traffic is increasing at a modest pace, Skype’s international traffic has soared: TeleGeography estimates that Skype’s cross-border traffic grew approximately 41% in 2008, to 33 billion minutes, equivalent to 8% of combined international telephone traffic, TeleGeography says.
|Top 10 Business Priorities||Ranking||Top 10 Technology Priorities||Ranking|
|Business process improvement||1||Business intelligence||1|
|Reducing enterprise costs||2||Enterprise applications (ERP, CRM and others)||2|
|Improving enterprise workforce effectiveness||3||Servers and storage technologies (virtualization)||3|
|Attracting and retaining new customers||4||Legacy application modernization||4|
|Increasing the use of information/analytics||5||Collaboration technologies||5|
|Creating new products or services (innovation)||6||Networking, voice and data communications||6|
|Targeting customers and markets more effectively||7||Technical infrastructure||7|
|Managing change initiatives||8||Security technologies||8|
|Expanding current customer relationships||9||Service-oriented applications and architecture||9|
|Expanding into new markets and geographies||10||Document management||10|
Goldman Sachs estimated IT spending will drop 9% in 2009, based on figures for gross domestic product, capital spending and corporate profits.
The Information Network forecasts array processing equipment to decrease 41% in 2009 following an increase of 30% in 2008. Large-size TFT-LCD panel growth in 2009 will be buoyed by LCD TV and notebook sales. For 2009, 113.3 mln panels will be sold for LCD TVs, up 20.5% from 94.0 mln in 2008. Panels for notebooks will grow slightly faster, up 26.6% to 177.0 mln panels. Panels for monitors will decrease 17.0% in 2009 to 144.9 mln units.
IT spending in China will reach $51.2 bln in 2009, a YTY growth of 11%, according to SpringBoard.