Increases in public safety spending are expected to be reflected in spending on computer hardware, particularly in the tail-end of the forecast period. Total spending on computer hardware is expected to equal to $2.1 billion in 2015, up from $1.7 billion in 2011; representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%. This increase can be attributed to greater affordability brought on due to less expensive hardware (netbooks, e-Readers etc), and increased demand to fulfill organizational and individual needs. Year-over-year increases in spending on this market remained flat from 2010-2011; however beyond, growth is set to topple over 5% each year. This continued spending suggests that along with simple maintenance expenses, there is scope for new purchases as well.
This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Public Safety subscription includes market intelligence on IT: Computer Hardware expenditures for Public Safety by level. Compass Intelligence defines computer hardware as business expenditures on computing equipment, such as servers, PCs, laptops, storage solutions and peripherals. Public Safety includes all establishments of Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS/other. The forecast includes applications spending on Public Safety from 2009 to 2014 broken out by Fire, Police, and EMTs. Public Safety is a subset of state and local government, and includes fire, police (includes corrections), EMT, and other related-offices as it pertains to keeping the public safe and secure. The Expert Guide for this deliverable is Stephanie Atkinson. Forecasts are from 2010 through 2015 and include annual growth rates, as well as percentage of total market.