This week, the world's financial markets have been negatively impacted by continued concerns about the global economic outlook. There has been little good news about the economy lately, particularly regarding the U.S. jobs forecast.
That said, enterprise related IT spending has apparently been one positive forward-looking market indicator -- particularly the current and planned use of managed cloud services.
According to the latest market study by In-Stat, enterprise business spending on IT and telecom services -- which include cloud computing, wireless, wireline voice, wireline data, and business IP/VoIP -- will move in a positive direction in 2011, increasing by healthy 6 percent.
"There will be positive growth across all 20 verticals with education and healthcare & social services leading the surge with growth of 10 percent and 9 percent respectively,” says Greg Potter, analyst at in-Stat.
These forecast increases in spending are across all product groups except wireline voice, which will decline by about half a percent.
In-Stat's latest market study findings include:
- Enterprise spending on public cloud computing services is set to expand 139% from 2010 to 2011.
- Enterprise spending on wireless data is set to approach $17 billion in 2015.
- Enterprise spending in the healthcare sector on wireline data will approach 2 billion in 2014.
- Enterprise spending on wireline voice will remain flat, with traditional TDM services continuing their decline, only reaching $3.4 billion in 2011.