IDC: Government spending around the world

Government purchases of software totalled almost $17 billion globally in 2002, and the figure is expected to grow by about 9% a year for the next five years, according to IDC. Microsoft controls a relatively small part of this market, with sales to governments estimated at around $2.

Government purchases of software totalled almost $17 billion globally in 2002, and the figure is expected to grow by about 9% a year for the next five years, according to IDC. Microsoft controls a relatively small part of this market, with sales to governments estimated at around $2.8 billion. image