IT Services Spending for Asia Pacific Public Sectors Will Surpass Hardware Investments in 2015: IDC Government Insights

IT Services Spending for Asia Pacific Public Sectors Will Surpass Hardware Investments in 2015: IDC Government Insights

Singapore and Hong Kong, February 24, 2015 – IT investments of the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) government sector will increase from US$25.4 billion in 2014 to US$32.5 billion in 2018 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%, forecasts IDC Government Insights.

Some key observations from the latest IDC Government Insights Pivot Table include:

  • The overall year-over-year (YoY) IT spending growth in 2015 for the APEJ public sector is anticipated to grow at 5.9%, which indicates both a more cautious as well as maturing APEJ public sector IT spending landscape. This is because the APEJ public sector will be increasingly focused on consolidating and streamlining of scarce ICT resources, attaining better manageability tools for effective decision making, and addressing the urgent need to increase cybersecurity priorities of digital assets
  • 2015 will be the year the overall hardware spending is surpassed in absolute numbers by overall IT services spending for the APEJ public sector. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-countries leading this transition include Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, indicating more established domestic ICT landscapes
  • Together, public sectors in Australia, the PRC, India, Singapore, and South Korea are forecasted to spend over US$1 billion on IT spending in 2015. As a group, they represent 82% of the entire APEJ public sector IT spending

For more information about this report, “Pivot Table: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Public Sector IT Spending 2013–2018” (Doc # AP250923, January 2015), please contact Sheryl Fuertez at +65-6829-7758 or sfuertez @idc.com. To set up an interview with Gerald Wang, contact Emily Chia at echia@idc.com.

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Gerald Wang

IDC Government Insights

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Media Relations and Marcomms

IDC Asia/Pacific

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