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Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

  • Q1 2014
  • Q4 2013
  • Q3 2013
  • Q2 2013

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Gartner forecasts that worldwide dollar-valued IT spending will grow 3.2% in 2014 or 3.7% when measured in constant currency, reaching $3.8 trillion as the world economy gradually recovers.

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Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Gartner forecasts that worldwide dollar-valued IT spending will grow 3.2% in 2014 or 3.7% when measured in constant currency, reaching $3.8 trillion as the world economy gradually recovers.

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Gartner Market Databook, 1Q14 Update

24 March 2014

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 3.2% in 2014 and reach $3.8 trillion. Removing the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding constant-currency growth figure is 3.7%. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $4.3 trillion by 2018.

Taming the Digital Dragon: The 2014 CIO Agenda

31 December 2013

This research contains enterprise-level IT investment, cost and staffing metrics, as well as business productivity ratios for 21 vertical industries, collected

IT Key Metrics Data 2014: Executive Summary

16 December 2013

This research contains enterprise-level IT investment, cost and staffing metrics, as well as business productivity ratios for 21 vertical industries, collected throughout 2013 from a global audience. It provides an overall summary of the IT Key Metrics Data: Key Industry Measures published research.

IT Key Metrics Data 2014: Small and Midsize Enterprise Executive Summary

16 December 2013

This research contains enterprise-level IT investment, cost and staffing metrics for 21 vertical industries in the midmarket, collected throughout 2013 from a global audience of CIOs and IT leaders. It provides an overall summary of the ITKMD Key Industry Measures SMB published research.

Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2013 Update

14 November 2013

The rise of cloud-based delivery, virtualization and automation will frame changing patterns of IT spending. Demand from emerging markets, fierce competition in new device segments, and more demand for data and analysis mean that many IT providers will have to adapt their longer-term strategies.

Inquiry Analytics Wizard: IT End-User Topic and Vendor Mind Share, 4Q13

10 February 2014

This workbook reveals the relative mind share of all your chosen technology areas, vendors and decision stages, showing inquiry trends by job, industry sector and peer group.

Forecast: IT Services, 2012-2018, 1Q14 Update

13 March 2014

The worldwide IT services market will exceed $964 billion in 2014, growing 4.4% in constant currency in 2014, or 1.8% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing more than half of market growth, the market will reach $1.2 trillion in 2018.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 1Q14 Update

14 March 2014

Gartner's 1Q14 forecast shows that 2014 global spending for enterprise software will be $324 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.9% over 2013. This is in line with our prior forecast and is being driven by strength in supply chain management, CRM and database management systems.

Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 1Q14 Update

18 March 2014

The device market is expected to grow, in unit terms, 6.9% in 2014 and then 5.9% in 2015.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

01 May 2013

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for quarterly published IT spending forecast statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

IT Spending Forecast Summary, Q4 2013 Update

Gartner forecasts that the worldwide dollar-valued IT spending forecast will grow 3.1% in 2014, reaching $3.8 trillion. A reduction in 2014 growth expectations for telecom services and devices accounts for most of the downward revision.

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Gartner's John-David Lovelock discusses the
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Gartner IT Spending Forecast, 4Q13: What Will Make Headlines in 2014?

14 January 2014

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IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Gartner forecasts that the worldwide dollar-valued IT spending forecast will grow 3.1% in 2014, reaching $3.8 trillion. A reduction in 2014 growth expectations for telecom services and devices accounts for most of the downward revision.

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Gartner Market Databook, 4Q13 Update

24 December 2013

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 3.1% in 2014 and reach $3.8 trillion. Stripping out the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding constant currency growth figure is 3.6%. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $4.2 trillion by 2017.

Gartner Top Predictions 2014: Plan for a Disruptive, but Constructive Future

7 October 2013

These top predictions focus on disruptions brought about by digital business, the Internet of Things, smart machines and the onset of the Digital Industrial Revolution. IT leaders face a new set of realities in a much larger context.

Predicts 2014: Best-in-Class Midsize Enterprises Will Leverage New Services to Solve Chronic IT Challenges

14 November 2013

Cloud and mobile computing can reduce IT labor requirements and improve agility within midsize enterprises. Leading midsize enterprises will use these technologies to improve their competitiveness.

Top Industries Predicts 2014: The Pressure for Fundamental Transformation Continues to Accelerate

4 October 2013

Most industries face accelerating pressure for fundamental transformation, including embracing digitalization to survive and stay competitive. Enterprises must respond immediately to build the right business and IT road map for future market demands.

Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2013 Update

14 November 2013

The rise of cloud-based delivery, virtualization and automation will frame changing patterns of IT spending. Demand from emerging markets, fierce competition in new device segments, and more demand for data and analysis mean that many IT providers will have to adapt their longer-term strategies.

Inquiry Analytics Wizard: IT End-User Topic and Vendor Mind Share, 3Q13

4 November 2013

This workbook reveals the relative mind share of all your chosen technology areas, vendors and decision stages, showing inquiry trends by job, industry sector and peer group.

Forecast: IT Services, 2011-2017, 4Q13 Update

13 December 2013

The worldwide IT services market will grow 4.4% in constant currency in 2013, down from 4.5% in the 3Q13 forecast. In U.S. dollars, the market will grow 1.8% in 2013, reaching $921.7 billion, and will exceed $1.1 trillion in 2017. Outsourcing will contribute more than half of market growth.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 4Q13 Update

13 December 2013

Gartner's 4Q13 forecast shows that 2014 global spending for enterprise software will be $326 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 7.0% over 2013. This is in line with our prior forecast and is being driven by strength in supply chain management, CRM and data integration.

Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 4Q13 Update

18 December 2013

The device market is expected to grow, in unit terms, 3.8% in 2013 and then 7.6% in 2014.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

1 May 2013

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for quarterly published IT spending forecast statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

IT Spending Forecast Summary, Q3 2013 Update

U.S. dollar-valued worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.8% in 2013. Compared with the previous quarter's forecast, constant-currency growth for 2013 has been revised down by 0.7%, which means that about half the 1.2% reduction in the dollar-valued growth forecast reflects foreign exchange rate depreciations against the dollar. As a result, Gartner has made material changes in the market sector forecasts.

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Gartner's John-David Lovelock discusses the
downturn in IT spending.

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Gartner IT Spending Forecast, 3Q13: The Impact of Emerging Markets

8 October 2013

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IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q13 Update

Gartner's worldwide IT spending growth forecast for 2013 has been revised down to 0.8%. Exchange rate changes and a reduction in 2013 growth expectations for devices related to a reduction in mobile phone average selling prices account for most of the downward revision.

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Gartner Market Databook, 3Q13 Update

26 September 2013

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.8% in 2013 and reach $3.7 trillion. Stripping out the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding constant currency growth figure is 2.8%. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $4.3 trillion by 2017.

Emerging Market Analysis: Realign Your Sales Models for New IT Consumers and Grow

31 July 2013

The evolution of new IT consumers in developing economies has gone faster than providers' capacity to fully realign their sales models and channel strategies. Providers must enhance their go-to-market and sales strategies to meet these new IT consumers where they want to buy.

Supply Chain Strategies for Emerging Markets

5 July 2013

Emerging markets are a $30 trillion opportunity and the primary business growth area in this century. Supply chain leaders will be held responsible for the success or failure of business growth in these markets based on the capabilities they put in place.

In Emerging Markets, CIOs Must Partner With the Business to Leverage Innovation

18 April 2013

CIOs in emerging markets are challenged to equip the business with the best weapons to outdo the competition. However, they're generally under some level of restriction regarding the technologies that are available and the budget to pay for them. This research tells CIOs how to meet the challenge.

Inquiry Analytics Wizard: IT End-User Topic and Vendor Mind Share, 2Q13

14 August 2013

This workbook reveals the relative mind share of all your chosen technology areas, vendors and decision stages, showing inquiry trends by job, industry sector and peer group.

Forecast: IT Services, 2011-2017, 3Q13 Update

13 September 2013

The worldwide IT services market is forecast to grow 4.5% in constant currency in 2013, unchanged from the 2Q13 forecast. In U.S. dollars, the market will grow 2.0% in 2013, reaching $905.8 billion, and will exceed $1.1 trillion in 2017. Outsourcing will contribute nearly 60% of market growth.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 3Q13 Update

16 September 2013

Gartner Software has moved to forecasting in constant currency, which provides the best measure to gauge a market's inherent or "native" size or growth. Using this new methodology, global constant-dollar spending for enterprise software will be $305 billion in 2013, with growth of 6.8% over 2012.

Forecast: Desk-Based PCs, Notebooks, Ultramobiles and Tablets, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 3Q13 Update

13 September 2013

The computing device market is expected to reach 506 million units in 2013, reflecting 7.4% growth, and then 584 million units with 15.5% growth in 2014. Tablet shipments are expected to exceed traditional notebook PC shipments as early as 2014.

Agenda Overview for Global IT Markets, 2013

8 January 2013

Competing within an IT market marked by political and economic uncertainty requires a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. The Gartner Global IT Markets 2013 agenda will help providers evolve their product portfolios and reinvent business models.

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

IT Spending Forecast Summary, Q2 2013 Update

Gartner's forecast for 2013 IT spending growth in U.S. dollars has been reduced from 4.1% in the previous quarter to 2.0% this quarter. This mainly reflects the impact from changes of exchange rates, as growth in constant currency is forecast at 3.5% for 2013, only down slightly from 4.0% the previous quarter.

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TALKING TECHNOLOGY

Gartner's John-David Lovelock discusses the
latest IT spending trends.

GARTNER SCREENCAST

Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q2 2013 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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Gartner IT Spending Forecast, 2Q13: The Impact of Mobility on Spending

9 July 2013

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IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q13 Update

Gartner's worldwide IT spending forecast for 2013 has been revised down to 2.0%, representing a sequel to the sluggish 2012 performance of 2.5% growth. Exchange rate changes and a reduction in 2013 growth for devices related to PC sales account for most of the downward revision of the 2013 growth.

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The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

12 February 2013

Gartner has compiled its annual list of the top 10 strategic technology trends that have the potential to affect individuals, businesses and IT organizations. This year's list reflects the increasing impact of the Nexus of Forces: mobile, social, cloud and information.

The Mobile Imperative: Mobile Application Strategies and Architecture

24 April 2013

IT organizations need to address the mobile imperative, but there are no simple answers. Mobile is heterogeneity in multiple dimensions, and IT leaders have to come to grips with the need to embrace and engage it.

IT Market Clock for Enterprise Mobility, 2012

10 September 2012

As enterprise mobility products and services progress through their market life cycles, innovation and cost optimization opportunities arise. IT leaders must comprehend mobile asset maturity and commoditization to plan successful road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

Inquiry Analytics Wizard: IT End-User Topic and Vendor Mind Share, 1Q13

17 June 2013

This workbook reveals the relative mind share of all your chosen technology areas, vendors and decision stages, showing inquiry trends by job, industry sector and peer group.

Forecast: IT Services, 2011-2017, 2Q13 Update

26 June 2013

The worldwide IT services market is forecast to grow 4.5% in 2013 both in U.S. dollars and in constant currency, up from 4.0% growth in constant currency in 2012. Spending will reach $1.1 trillion in 2017, with outsourcing contributing nearly 60% of market growth.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2012-2017, 2Q13 Update

13 June 2013

Global spending for enterprise software will be $304 billion in 2013, with growth of 6.4% over 2012. This is in line with our prior forecast and is being driven by strength in customer relationship management, supply chain management, and Web conferencing and collaboration/social software suites.

Forecast: Desk-Based PCs, Notebooks, Ultramobiles and Tablets, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 2Q13 Update

18 June 2013

The computing device market is expected to reach 527 million units in 2013, reflecting 11.9% growth, and then 605 million units with 14.8% growth in 2014. Tablet shipments are expected to exceed traditional notebook PC shipments as early as 2014.

Agenda Overview for Global IT Markets, 2013

8 January 2013

Competing within an IT market marked by political and economic uncertainty requires a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. The Gartner Global IT Markets 2013 agenda will help providers evolve their product portfolios and reinvent business models.

Gartner Market Databook, 2Q13 Update

28 June 2013

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.0% in 2013, slightly less than the 2.5% growth seen in 2012. Stripping out the effect of exchange rates, the corresponding constant-dollar growth figures are 5.4% in 2012 and 3.5% in 2013. This document now includes forecasts for 41 individual countries.