Neue Zahlen von IDC zur offensichtlich wachsenden Bedeutung der Line of Business (LoB) für IT-Ausgaben:
Technology spending funded by non-IT business units will reach US$609 billion in 2017, as new influencers of IT emerge across the enterprise.
Representing an increase of 5.9 per cent over 2016, IDC research findings point to a changing buying landscape for the channel, one which sees line of business (LOB) leaders gain greater control of the technology buying process.
In addition, IDC research forecasts LOB spending to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9 per cent over the 2015-2020 forecast period while in comparison, technology spending by IT buyers is forecast to have a five-year CAGR of 2.3 per cent.
By 2020, IDC expects LOB technology spending to be nearly equal to that of the IT organisation.
According to Iwamoto, the technology categories that will see the most spending from LOB buyers in 2017 will be applications (US$150.7 billion), project-oriented services (US$120.3 billion), and outsourcing (US$70.3 billion). …
Meanwhile, LOB buyers will also continue to invest aggressively in applications and application development and deployment (8.5 per cent and 9.3 per cent CAGRs, respectively).