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This research combines data from Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights survey and market forecasts to present the case for increased optimism in global government IT expenditure.


  • Global government IT expenditure will reach $228.6bn in 2015, an increase of 5% on 2014 figures. It will grow at a 5% CAGR between 2014 and 2019, with total spending reaching $276bn by 2019.

Features and Benefits

  • Compare government CIO expectations for IT budgets by region and organization size for 2015.
  • Understand how government IT expenditure will change between 2014 and 2019.

Key questions answered

  • What is market value of government IT expenditure in 2015, and how will this change to 2019?
  • How will budgets change in 2015 compared to 2014?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

The outlook for government IT expenditure in 2015 is increasingly positive

  • Global government IT spending will grow at 5% CAGR, with total spending reaching $276bn by 2019
  • Behemoths dominate, but growth will be driven by developed and emerging Asian and MEA countries
  • Government CIOs expect an increase in IT spending growth in 2015 across the globe
  • On average, larger government agencies expect to see the biggest increase in budget


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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