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Jakarta Post

Indonesia takes 19th spot as top IT spender

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 10 2012   /  08:19 am
(Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)(Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

(Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)A new study has shown that although Indonesia is shelling out more money on information technology (IT) than a dozen or so other countries, the benefits of such spending have not stretched far and wide across the archipelago.

Roger Ling, an analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC), recently said that Indonesia was the 19th largest IT spender in the world and that Indonesia’s IT spending was the biggest in Southeast Asia.

Based on data from IDC, the country spent US$10.9 billion on IT in 2011 and spending is expected to hit $12.9 billion by the end of this year, or 18.3 percent year-on-year growth.

“The bulk of the IT spending still goes on hardware, followed by services and then software,” Ling said.

“This tallies with the focus on infrastructure build-up in the country.”

Hardware spending in Indonesia rea...