Trends around the globe have been changing creating sizeable shifts in the way businesses are run… or is it the other way around? With companies able to do ‘more with less’, the impact per person results in greater value and increased efficiency. Understanding these trends will help plan the next year or two of your business cycle. Specific to the trends in offshoring and outsourcing, there are fewer, smaller-sized companies in a position to service a greater number of businesses.
With SaaS, PaaS and IaaS more stable, cost effective and accessible than before, overall capital investment is decreasing while consumer sizes are causing OpEx to gradually rise.
While telecom services and communications equipment spending have remained relatively the same, software investments have continued to increase. A closer look at the markets in regions which will be investing in upgrading to 3G and 4G, and the developed markets that are upgrading to 5G, will keep these numbers increasing until 2019.
A general decrease in hardware investments by businesses, the move to the Cloud and more competitive regulations, all are factors for a decrease in hardware ownership and maintenance.