Global IT spending up 6.2% in 2003

Worldwide spending on information technology services hit $569 billion in 2003, up 6.2% from 2002, according to Gartner.

Worldwide spending on information technology services hit $569 billion in 2003, up 6.2% from 2002, according to Gartner. Outsourcing, which can be done within the same country or involve sending work to another nation, is the main engine for IT services right now, said Gartner analyst Kathryn Hale.