New GTDC Report Identifies Key Factors Influencing Investment in IT Industry

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The world’s leading consortium of technology distributors – the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) – today released a new report exploring current and future trends in IT industry investment, as well as the people and companies behind it. source of this growing influx of capital.

The “Investment Trends in the IT Industry” report follows the money trail and examines the drivers of rising global funds that are fueling the growth of the tech community. From the rising value of IT linked to workplace and business changes to the global rise in investment dollars, this study examines key aspects of this financial phenomenon and how it benefits emerging and more established companies.

“It’s no surprise that investors see the IT industry as a high-return opportunity,” said Frank Vitagliano, CEO of GTDC. “What opens our eyes is how much money is flowing into our community and the power behind these investments, which are driving true innovation and increasing the overall value of the tech community.

Distributors are certainly playing a role in this trend of rising valuations, providing the leverage that vendors and Internet telephony service providers need to scale their businesses profitably. »

Some of the points covered in the report include:

  • Global venture capital investment in the IT industry hit a record high in 2021, up 92% from 2020.
  • COVID-19-related business shifts and economic volatility over the past two-plus years have increased the awareness and business case for high-tech companies.
  • According to the researchers, IT companies commanded the most venture capital investments between 2010 and 2020.
  • Despite the positives, economic instability, rising interest rates and market volatility could have a negative impact on overall business investments.

The GTDC report “Investment Trends in the IT Industry” also explores demand growth trends and other potential challenges. With more than nine in ten organizations (94%) expecting their technology budgets to increase or stay the same in 2022, most experts have a positive view of IT company sales and valuations. This free report can now be downloaded from the GTDC Resource Center.

About the GTDC

The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world’s leading technology distributors. GTDC members generate an estimated $150 billion in annual global sales of products, services and solutions through various business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply chain partnerships that continually meet the rapidly changing market needs of suppliers, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB SA (WSE: ABPL), Almo Corporation, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), CMS Distribution, Computer Gross Italia (MI: SES), D&H Distributing, ELKO, Esprinet (PRT.MI), Exclusive Networks (EPA: EXN), Exertis, Infinigate, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Logicom (CSE: LOG), Nuvias Group, Siewert & Kau, SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), Tarsus, TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.

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