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Introduction: Gartner said that in the future, global IT spending will gradually shift from the saturated market of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to areas with specific value to those seeking to improve operations.

A recent report by market research firm Gartner said that due to cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and data center market growth, global IT spending is expected to increase by 3.2% to 3.8 in 2019. Trillions of dollars. Gartner said that in the future, global IT spending will gradually shift from the saturated market of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to the areas with specific value to those seeking to improve operations.

Despite the Sino-US trade disputes, the rumors of the decline of the potential IT market, and the Brexit, the current European market turmoil has brought uncertainty, but the research institute believes that there are still many reasons for this year. Global IT spending continues to support growth.

"IT is no longer just a platform for businesses to run on their business, it is becoming the engine that drives business growth." Gartner's vice president of market research, John David Lovelock (John -David Lovelock) "With the development of the digital commerce and digital commerce ecosystem, it will become a link that links various business activities."

Gartner reports that the global software industry is expected in 2019 Spending will grow by 8.5% to $431 billion, and will increase further by 8.2% in 2020 to $146 billion. The latest growth forecast is accelerating compared to Gartner's 8.3% growth forecast for the industry's 2019 spending growth last year.

Although IT spending is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the corporate services sector, mobile phone market spending is expected to increase by 4.2% in the coming year, driven by the most saturated market replacement cycles in the US and China.

"In addition to changes in purchasing behavior, we also see that as companies adopt new technologies such as IoT devices to drive digital business, the skills of internal employees are beginning to fall behind," said Lovelock. IT staff urgently need to improve their skills or abilities to meet their digital business development needs. Artificial Intelligence (AI), MachinesLearning, API and service platform design, and data science, etc., require skills that are changing at an unprecedented rate. "

However, not everyone is so optimistic. A report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in January this year shows that 30% of global CEOs don't trust economic growth six times as much as last year.

Last week, Gartner released the "2019 Chief Information Officer (CIO) Survey" report estimated that the number of companies using artificial intelligence (AI) has increased by 270% over the past four years; in short, the current global 37% of companies are using AI technology in some form to promote and enhance their business and supply chain.

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