They’ve now updated that and predict an even further, and stunning, acceleration in enterprise software spend in 2022 — now up to 11.5% growth:
Put differently, Gartner after surveying 2,000 CIOs is now projecting enterprises will spend $110 billion more on enterprise software in 2022 … than they predicted just in January. In January, they predicted $557B in spend for 2022. Now 10 months later, with more data, they’ve revised that upwards to $669B.
Now, this number includes a lot, including a lot of infrastructure software, which Gartner says will outpace application software. But still.