IT spending will increase in 2017

The consensus among information technology research and advisory companies is that IT spending will be on the rise in 2017.  Gartner’s annual worldwide forecast predicts IT spending will increase 2.9 percent in 2017 from the previous year, totaling $3.5 trillion.  Software spending is expected to have the highest growth, with services and data center technology trailing with a slightly less increase.

Around software, the move toward automation in 2016 will continue in 2017.


Jeffery Schwartz, editor in chief of Redmond Magazine in its January 2017 edition:  “Many of these developments will remain on the agenda in 2017 and beyond as organizations realize increased expectations to become more productive and to automate more business process than ever”.

Every organization has its hot-button issue or need.  Some of these requirements go beyond automation, such as data center infrastructure.  But in our conversation with customers and prospects, we find these predictions to be correct.  Also, organizations that have increased IT budgets for 2017 expect to see ROI recognized through automation.  When IT resources are freed up, the team can spend their time on more urgent projects.

To this end, we find IT departments seek to have more robust Identity and Access Management solutions.


Web Active Directory’s IAM solution, PeoplePlatform, allows IT to automate and simplify provisioning, deprovisioning, and updating of user accounts all while taking the burden of these error-prone tasks from IT.  PeoplePassword provides a secure self-service password reset solution with multi-factor authentication.  Here you can bring power to your users safely and increase security and auditing around your password management.

PeoplePlatform provides the ROI needed when budgeting for IT spending.  Contact us today if you would like to understand how we can further automate you IAM needs.


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