"Globally, business are shaking off their malaise and returning to spending on IT to support the growth of their businesses," noted Richard Gordon, managing vice president at Gartner. "Consumers will be purchasing many new devices in 2014: however, there is a greater substitution toward lower cost and more basic devices than we have seen in prior years."
Gartner predictions are for the following growth percentages in 2014:
6.9 percent increase for enterprise software, to $320 billion
4.6 percent increase for IT services, to $964 billion
4.4 percent increase for devices, to $689 billion
2.3 percent increase for data center systems, to $143 billion
1.3 percent increase for telecom services, to $1.6 trillion