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Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

  • Q2 2016
  • Q1 2016
  • Q4 2015
  • Q3 2015

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, 2Q16 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to a flat 0.0%, up from last quarter's negative 0.5%. Currency changes are chiefly responsible for the change as, in constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2016 is virtually unchanged at 1.5%.

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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 2016 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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Gartner Market Databook, 2Q16 Update

29 June 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 1.5% in 2016 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will limit market growth to essentially flat, with 2015 at $3.4 trillion. By 2020, spending is forecast to approach $3.8 trillion in current dollars.

Gartner Market Statistics

Gartner clients get direct access to forecast data to help them rapidly identify strategic growth opportunities.

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q16 Update

5 July 2016

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to a flat 0.0%, up from last quarter's negative 0.5%. Currency changes are chiefly responsible for the change as, in constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2016 is virtually unchanged at 1.5%.

Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 1Q16 Update

27 April 2016

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments has been revised downward from the 4Q15 update to projected growth of 1% in 2016 to $2.7 trillion. The fastest-growing segments in 2016 will be banking and securities, insurance, and healthcare.

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q16 Update

26 April 2016

In the Gartner worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2016 has been revised to negative 0.5% from positive 0.5% in 1Q16, mainly due to renewed gains in the U.S. dollar against many global currencies. In constant currency, forecast growth for 2016 is virtually unchanged at 1.6%.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 1Q16 Update

19 May 2016

Worldwide enterprise IT spending for 2016 has been revised downward to $2.7 trillion, with a 1% annual growth rate in U.S. dollars. Strategic planners should note that we anticipate moderate growth in all industries through 2020 with banking and services leading growth in the short and long term.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

14 August 2015

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for forecast and market share statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 1Q16 Update

23 March 2016

The worldwide IT services market will reach $929 billion in 2016, growing 3.8% in constant currency in 2016, or 2.1% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing 60% of market growth in constant currency, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2020.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 2Q16 Update

21 June 2016

Gartner's 2Q16 forecast shows that 2016 global spending for enterprise software will be $367.5 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 7.0% over 2015. This reflects upward revisions to the office suites, IT operations management, and business intelligence and analytics markets.

Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 2Q16 Update

24 June 2016

The total device market is expected to decline by 1.3% in units in 2016, and then increase by 0.5% in 2017.

Identify Growth Opportunities Across the IT Market Primer for 2016

25 January 2016

In an IT market shaped by ongoing innovation, providers' business strategists require a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. Gartner's 2016 agenda will help them create this vision and identify where and how to target their portfolios.

Five Ways to Evolve Traditional Approaches to Data and Analytics — Gartner Keynote Insights

22 June 2016

Digital business dynamics are changing the complete field of data and analytics. CIOs, CDOs, and other data and analytics leaders must evolve traditional approaches to focus on business outcomes, go with the market trends, benefit from algorithmic business, adopt new technologies and build trust.

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, 1Q16 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to negative 0.5%, down from last quarter's 0.5%. Currency fluctuations are chiefly responsible for the change as, in constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2016 is virtually unchanged at 1.6%.

Read the Forecast

TALKING TECHNOLOGY

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

GARTNER SCREENCAST

Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q1 2016 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

Gartner IT Spending Research

Research Available to Gartner Clients

Gartner Market Databook, 1Q16 Update

28 March 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 1.6% in 2016 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will limit the market growth to −0.5% or $3.5 trillion. By 2020, spending is forecast to approach $3.9 trillion in current dollars.

Gartner Market Statistics

Gartner clients get direct access to forecast data to help them rapidly identify strategic growth opportunities.

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q15 Update

19 February 2016

In the Gartner worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 5.8% from negative 4.9% in 3Q15, mainly due to renewed gain in the U.S. dollar against many global currencies. In constant currency, forecast growth for 2015 is virtually unchanged at 2.4%.

Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 4Q15 Update

27 January 2016

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments will increase by 1.9% in 2016 to $2.77 trillion. Banking and securities, insurance, and healthcare will be the fastest-growing segments in 2016.

Forecast: Communications Services, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 1Q16 Update

29 March 2016

Gartner has increased the CAGR of end-user spending (in constant U.S. dollars) for 2014 to 2019 to 1.2% in the 1Q16 update versus 1.1% in 4Q15 update. The change has been made mostly because of changes in assumptions around consumer usage behaviors with video both on fixed and mobile networks.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 4Q15 Update

26 February 2016

We have revised the 2016 IT spending forecast growth due mainly to currency fluctuations. Worldwide IT spending for 2016 is now projected to be $2.77 trillion, with a 1.9% annual growth rate in U.S. dollars.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

14 August 2015

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for forecast and market share statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 1Q16 Update

23 March 2016

The worldwide IT services market will reach $929 billion in 2016, growing 3.8% in constant currency in 2016, or 2.1% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing 60% of market growth in constant currency, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2020.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 1Q16 Update

17 March 2016

Gartner's 1Q16 forecast shows that 2016 global spending for enterprise software will be $356.7 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 5.9% over 2015. This reflects a modest downward adjustment from the previous forecast of $355.9 billion, driven primarily by revisions to the OS market.

Identify Growth Opportunities Across the IT Market Primer for 2016

25 January 2016

In an IT market shaped by ongoing innovation, providers' business strategists require a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. Gartner's 2016 agenda will help them create this vision and identify where and how to target their portfolios.

Improve Sales Effectiveness for Technology and Service Providers Primer for 2016

13 January 2016

Becoming a customer-driven sales organization is a full-scale shift that many technology providers aren't ready to fully undertake. Gartner's 2016 sales effectiveness research provides concrete guidance for business unit leaders to help them make the right decisions and improve sales performance.

Competitive Landscape: Cloud Service Brokerage

16 February 2016

Cloud service brokerage is an emerging market opportunity for managed service providers that is growing as enterprises adopt a multicloud model within their hybrid IT strategy. Service providers must offer differentiated cloud service brokerage solutions that are targeted at IT leaders.

Cost Optimization in the Age of Digital Business

29 February 2016

Many organizations are already behind the curve in terms of funding digital business. An economic slowdown further threatens organizations' ability to make these investments. CIOs should be proactive about IT and business cost optimization to fund digital business.

Market Insight: What Service Providers Must Do to Win in Cost-Optimization-Focused Times

26 February 2016

Companies face budget constraints amid economic uncertainty but must drive digital business transformation. This research presents a framework practice leaders in service companies can use to structure offerings to help clients transform into digital businesses in a budget-constrained environment.

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 2015 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 5.8%, down from last quarter's negative 4.9%. Currency fluctuations are chiefly responsible for the change, as in constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is virtually unchanged at 2.4%.

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TALKING TECHNOLOGY

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

GARTNER SCREENCAST

Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q4 2015 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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Gartner Market Databook, 4Q15 Update

22 December 2015

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 1.7% in 2016 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will limit the market growth to 0.6% or $3.5 trillion. By 2019, spending is forecast to exceed $3.8 trillion.

Gartner Market Statistics

Gartner clients get direct access to forecast data to help them rapidly identify strategic growth opportunities.

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

11 November 2015

In the Gartner worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 4.9% from negative 5.5% in 2Q15, mainly due to the retreat in the U.S. dollar against many global currencies. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is unchanged at 2.5%.

Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 3Q15 Update

9 October 2015

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments will decline by 3.03% in 2015 to $2.7 trillion. Retail, banking and securities, and insurance will be the fastest-growing segments in 2015.

Technology Service Providers Must Implement a Bimodal Roadmap or Risk Irrelevance and Decline

7 December 2015

As digital business transforms buying behaviors, clients are quickly adopting bimodal strategies and doubt that providers can rapidly adapt to their evolving needs. Service provider executives and strategists must execute a bimodal roadmap to exploit this unprecedented differentiation opportunity.

Forecast: Information Security, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 3Q15 Update

11 November 2015

The information security market will grow 14.9% in revenue in 2015 (constant currency), with the IT security outsourcing segment recording the fastest growth — 24.2%.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

23 November 2015

We have revised the 2015 IT spending forecast growth due mainly to currency fluctuations. Worldwide IT spending for 2015 is now projected to be $2.75 trillion in 2015, with a negative 3% annual growth rate.

The Gartner Scenario for IT Services Providers: The Digital Future of IT Services

27 October 2015

Technology forces in the IT services market are causing major change, impacting how technology's value is perceived as an enabler for digital business. This scenario helps service companies that make diligent decisions drive big change, and tame the value perception of digital services' future.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

14 August 2015

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for forecast and market share statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 4Q15 Update

17 December 2015

The worldwide IT services market will reach $912 billion in 2015, growing 3.6% in constant currency in 2015, or declining 4.5% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing 58% of market growth in constant currency, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2019.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2012-2019, 4Q15 Update

17 December 2015

Gartner's 4Q15 forecast shows that 2016 global spending for enterprise software will be $358.8 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.1% over 2015. This reflects a very modest downward adjustment from the previous forecast of $359.5 billion.

Agenda Overview for Global IT Markets, 2015

5 January 2015

In an IT market shaped by economic uncertainty and digital innovation, providers' business strategists require a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. Gartner's 2015 agenda will help them evolve their portfolios and reinvent their 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.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 4.9%, up from last quarter's negative 5.5%. Currency fluctuations are chiefly responsible for the change, as in constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is unchanged at 2.5%.

Read the Forecast

TALKING TECHNOLOGY

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

GARTNER SCREENCAST

Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q3 2015 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

Gartner IT Spending Research

Research Available to Gartner Clients

Gartner Market Databook, 3Q15 Update

29 September 2015

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.5% in 2015 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will show the market declining 4.9% to $3.6 trillion. By 2019, spending is forecast to exceed $3.9 trillion.

Gartner Market Statistics

Gartner clients get direct access to forecast data to help them rapidly identify strategic growth opportunities.

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

24 August 2015

In this update of Gartner's worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to −5.5% from −1.3% in 1Q15. The change is mainly due to a rise in the U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is down by 0.5 percentage points, to 2.5%.

Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 2Q15 Update

20 July 2015

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments will decline by 3.54% in 2015 to $2.7 trillion. Retail, banking and securities, and healthcare providers will be the fastest-growing segments in 2015.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, 2Q15 Update

20 July 2015

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments will decline by 3.54% in 2015 to $2.7 trillion. Retail, banking and securities, and healthcare providers will be the fastest-growing segments in 2015.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

14 August 2015

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for forecast and market share statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 3Q15 Update

14 September 2015

The worldwide IT services market will reach nearly $914 billion in 2015, growing 3.8% in constant currency in 2015, or declining 3.7% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing more than half of market growth in constant currency, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2019.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2012-2019, 3Q15 Update

18 September 2015

Gartner's 3Q15 forecast shows that 2015 global spending for enterprise software will be $338.5 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.2% over 2014. This reflects a very modest downward adjustment from the previous forecast of $338.8 billion.

Agenda Overview for Global IT Markets, 2015

5 January 2015

In an IT market shaped by economic uncertainty and digital innovation, providers' business strategists require a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. Gartner's 2015 agenda will help them evolve their portfolios and reinvent their business models.