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Govt. IT spending in India to reach $7 billion in 2016: report

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The government in India will spend $7 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.1 percent over 2015, said information technology research and advisory company Gartner.

According to a report released by Gartner, the total spending will include spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.

The forecast includes the expected spending to be made by various state, local governments and the Centre. The analyst firm also said that the software market will be led by growth in infrastructure.

IT services which includes consulting, software support, business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, implementation, and hardware support is expected to grow 8.8 per cent in 2016 to reach $1.6 billion. It also said that the business process outsourcing sub-segment will grow by 22 per cent.

“Government spending on software will total $938 million in 2016, a 9.9 percent increase from 2015,” said Moutusi Sau principal research analyst, Gartner. Telecom services will be at $1.5 billion, with the mobile network services sub-segment recording the fastest growth of 3.5 percent in 2016 to reach $793 million.

“The ‘Digital India’ initiative continues to drive investments in the government sector,” added Ms. Sau.

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