The India government will be spending $7 billion (+3.1 percent) on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner.
This forecast of IT spending includes internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government.
India government’s spending on IT services — consulting, software support, BPO, IT outsourcing, implementation, and hardware support – will be $1.6 billion (+8.8 percent). Spending on BPO will be growing by 22 percent.
Spending on telecom services by the India government will be $1.5 billion. Spending on mobile network services will be $793 million (+3.5 percent).
Government spending on software will be $938 million (+9.9 percent).
India Government spending on internal services will be $1.5 billion (+5.8 percent). Internal services refer to salaries and benefits paid to the information services staff of an organization.
“The Digital India initiative continues to be drive investments in the government, led by access of government services on mobile devices, and expansion on broadband services,” said Moutusi Sau principal research analyst at Gartner.