IT spending by Spanish companies will grow by 3.4% in 2023 Digital strategies

Para las organizaciones españolas será prioritario continuar avanzando en sus estrategias digitales, pese al complicado contexto económico. This is how IDC España’s predictions for 2023 suggest, which highlight a 3.4% increase in the budget allocated to technology, which will exceed 53,500 million euros. Es más, according to the analysts of the firm, the digital technology expenditure of the organizations will grow eight times more than the economy in 2023, establishing a base for operational excellence, competitive differentiation and long-term growth.

Its general director, Jorge Gil, has highlighted that, for one part, it is producing the step of executing digital businesses and digital ingresos, and, secondly, una de cada dos empresas is generating 40% of its revenue. a través de la digitalización.

Investment priorities
IDC highlights that “the first priority of IT investment in Spain is the indudable paso de la cloud hybrid a la nube pública”. Sobre este tema, la compañía ya publió otro informe, en el que assuraba que la cloud publica alcanzará los 2.875 million de euros at the end of this year y que crecerá a un ritmo anual compuesto del 21.9% hasta 2025, lo que llevará la invoicing in this modality de cloud a los 5.143 million de euros.

This is the forecast of the firm at a local level, which is complete with other data on a European scale, and which will have its reflection among the national companies: in a context of majority adoption of the cloud, as explained by Jose Antonio Cano, its director analysis and consulting, 56% of European organizations demand solutions for extreme observability in the cloud and multicloud environments.

The second priority of IT spending is marked by the fact that companies are giving punctual projects of digital transformation to a totally digital business model, in which methodologies like FinOps will be the lever to achieve an efficient management of costs and money. un cambio de culture centered on people, processes and collaboration. This forecast points to a global forecast: according to the consultant’s forecast, the complexities of the digital business and IT budget pressures will drive 70% of companies from the Global 1000 list (G1000) to increase the maturity of FinOps with granular cargo returns, comparative evaluation and optimization of multiple clouds in 2024.

Finally, the other area of ​​investment will be artificial intelligence technology (AI), based on another global prediction of the company: before 2026, 40% of AI models will incorporate multiple data modalities to improve the effectiveness of learning and solving las actuales deficienciones de conocimiento cotidiano en las soluciones de IA de una sola modalidad.

Do not forget IDC en sus prognosticos tres amítos a los que se dedicarán presupuestos: el posto de trabajo, que experimentará un augmento del gasto del 18% y la seguridad, para aumentar la cyberresiliencia ante el augmento y severidad de las amenazas. Without providing local data, the consultant emphasizes that 60% of the main European companies will have increased their annual expenditure on cyber resilience by 20% to protect their digital investments against cyber threats, which will assume an additional expenditure of 5,900 million euros in security in 2024. “La cyberresiliencia no solo tiene que ver con el valor de la empresa y la reducción del risego empresarial, sino también con la seguridad económica national”, José Antonio Cano underlined.

Before 2026, 30% of large business organizations will migrate to autonomous security operation centers where distributed equipment will be accessed to speed up repair, incident management and threat response.

IDC España se ha mostroto muy contundente sobre el role de la sustainability en la digitalización. In 2024, 80% of the G2000 companies will capture their carbon data and report their carbon footprint at the business level using quantifiable metrics, compared to the current 50%.

In 2026, the ESG performance will be considered one of the three main factors of decision before the purchase of computer equipment and more than 50% of the bids will include metrics relative to carbon emissions, the use of materials and labor conditions.

But lastly, he highlighted that, in 2026, una de cada tres empresas del G2000 destinará resources a la formation de sus empleados relacionadas con la Web3, el Blockchain y el Metaverso.


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