Tech Spending Priorities to Shift with DevOps Transition


As software takes over the world and the DevOps transition intensifies, business units and the developers that create products for them will increasingly seize control of technology purchasing decisions from IT organizations, according to industry observers. While IT organizations won’t completely lose control, IT practitioners should be aware of the changing dynamics as the data center and DevOps evolve.

Just 17% of IT spending is controlled outside of the IT organization as of this year, according to a report issued by analyst firm Gartner last month. That represents a significant decline from 38% of IT spending controlled outside of the IT organization in 2012.  But by 2020, Gartner predicted that “large enterprises with a strong digital business focus or aspiration” will see business unit IT spending increase to 50% of enterprise IT spending.

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