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  • South Africa’s IT spend to total R266bn in 2017

    According to a report by research giant Gartner, South Africa's total IT spend is set to hit R266.1-billion by year-end -- a 2.4% increase over 2016. "South Africa has traditionally underinvested in IT," Gartner's VP John-David Lovelock notes, but did suggest that expenditure is slowly rising due to a keen focus on specific areas. "South African organisations continue to prioritise investments in software, as software spending is the means by which they will catch up with the rest of the world." Notably, there is a vast spending differential between hardware, software and services. Gartner suggests that software is the sector experiencing the biggest growth...