New IDC Forecast Shows Worldwide Business Analytics Services Spending Will Surpass $100 Billion in 2019


Nov 24, 2015

24 Nov 2015

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 24, 2015 . In a newly released study, International Data Corporation (IDC ) forecasts that worldwide business analytics services spending will reach $58.6 billion in 2015 and $101.9 billion in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7%. Adoption of new technologies and lack of internal skill sets will drive increased external spending on business analytics services throughout the forecast period.

Additional key research findings include:

• The overall five-year CAGR for project-based business analytics services will be 14.3%. Within the project-based services segment, IT consulting (ITC) services will realize strong growth at 15.1% in 2015.

• The five-year CAGR for the outsourcing segment will be 13%. Growth in business process outsourcing (BPO) services will lead within the segment at 13.6% in 2015.

• Business analytics has become a backbone technology when it comes to implementing 3rd Platform technologies. Few 3rd Platform initiatives can be carried out without involving business analytics solutions in some form.

"Talent shortage coupled with the high interest in adoption of new technologies will continue to drive high growth in business analytics services spending at the worldwide level. In addition, the desire to consume the entire lifecycle of business analytics services will drive high spending growth across all business analytics services lines in the near future," said Ali Zaidi , Research Manager, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services .

The study, Worldwide Business Analytics Services (IDC #US40549515), presents IDC's worldwide business analytics services market by key IT service categories. A forecast and historical sizing are provided, beginning in 2010 and extending through 2019. The total worldwide market is assessed.

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