Gartner predicted that IT spending in India to grow 6% to a total of $81.9 bn in 2021. Spending in 2020 is impacted by COVID-19 and expected to be at $79.3 bn, down 8.4% from 2019. The growth will come as IT is now positioned as not just a growth enabler, but a ‘survival necessary.’ Spending on the devices (26%) and data centre systems (1.2%) will have the steepest fall. In 2020 CIOs in India, unlike global peers, spurged on enterprise software, IT and communication services.

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