UK biggest public sector IT spender

ukflagWhile the UK is the biggest IT public spender, growth is very slow.

That’s according to a report from IDC, which surveyed western European spending in the IT sector.

The big five western European countries – the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy –  represent over 75 percent of the $53 billion spent on hardware, software and IT services by the different government.  Over 50 percent of the spend takes place in local government.

IDC says that public administration and compulsory social activities are larges spenders within the sector.

It predicts that investment in pension administration, tax and revenue collection managment will grow more than investments in public safety and security.  Some areas, however, such as immigration and borders are attracting spends.

Germany will show the highest compound annual growth rate with a measly 1.2 percent, while Spain and Italy will suffer the biggest slump.