Gartner, Forbes and IDC: Refining research IT Forecast 2019 - Helpful tips for budgeting for your next IT project or cloud migration

How to choose the right IT & Cloud Solutions

for a successful 2019

Q1 is always a challenging time for businesses. Everyone is rushing to finalise current projects while also preparing the strategy for the year ahead. Estimating and balancing budgets for the upcoming year is another critical priority that keeps many department leaders awake at night during this period.

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Thanks to the digital revolution we have experienced in the past decade, IT departments have become crucial to an organisation’s development and success. As a result, during this time of the year IT leaders are under huge pressure to ensure that their departments’ priorities and budgets are in line with the company’s strategy and targeted deliverables.

According to Gartner, global IT spending is forecast to grow by 3.3%, reaching a total value of $3,8 trillion. At the same time a study published Forbes, reveals that half of the IT spending will be cloud based in 2019, "reaching 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services and technology spending by 2020."

Investment in platform-as-a-service (PaaS, and includes Cloud Telephony or UCaaS, DaaS or Desktop-as-a-Service) will grow from 32% in 2016 to 56% in 2019, making it the fastest-growing sector of cloud platforms, according to KPMG.


As a company’s IT ecosystems become increasingly complex, affecting the activity of all departments within the organisation, budgeting for IT projects and making sure everything is delivered and implemented, on time and in budget, becomes an even more daunting challenge.

One of the main pillars of a successful IT project is the technology provider. But choosing the right vendor is not as simple as it might seem.

Although there are countless tech providers on the market, not all offers are the right option for a company’s needs and priorities.

Especially during this time of the year, IT leaders receive many proposals that seem to offer similar services, but the pricing and delivery time can differ significantly from one vendor to another.

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So, how can IT leaders determine which vendor is offering the right solution for their organisation and will also fit their budget?

The answer lies with independent technology sourcing agencies.

At Marketlinx we offer personalised strategy and solutions planning for each client, making sure that each suggested tech provider is suited to your organisation’s needs and requirements and capable of delivering the right solutions to increase efficiency and productivity. n this way IT leaders can save significant time and resources with regard to researching and vetting vendors, saving time spent on managing time consuming tenders.

The best part is that we offer these services for free.

Unlike traditional tech vendors and providers our main priority is not selling as much as possible but establishing a long term, trust based relationship with each client. Our aim is to become a reliable extension of the internal team, guiding IT leaders with recommendations tailored specifically to their goals and desired business outcomes.

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