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Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

  • Q4 2015
  • Q3 2015
  • Q2 2015
  • Q1 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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, 2Q15 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2015 has been revised to −5.5%, down from last quarter's −1.3%. The rising U.S. dollar is chiefly responsible for the change. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is down by only 0.6 percentage points to 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 Q2 2015 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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Gartner Market Databook, 2Q15 Update

29 June 2015

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.5% in 2015 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will cause the market to decline 5.5% to $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, 1Q15 Update

6 May 2015

In this update of Gartner's worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 1.3% from 2.4% in 4Q14. The change is mainly due to a rise in the U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is down by 0.6 percentage points, to 3.1%.

Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 1Q15 Update

13 April 2015

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments will decline by 0.4% in 2015 to $2.7 trillion. Retail, healthcare providers, and banking and securities will be the fastest-growing segments in 2015.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, 1Q15 Update

18 May 2015

Gartner has reduced the 2015 IT spending forecast growth due to the appreciations of the U.S. dollar against many currencies. Worldwide IT spending for 2015 is now forecast to be $2.7 trillion in 2015 at a negative 0.53% annual growth rate.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

11 July 2014

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, 2Q15 Update

15 June 2015

The worldwide IT services market will reach nearly $914 billion in 2015, growing 3.8% in constant currency in 2015, or declining 4.3% 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, 2Q15 Update

11 June 2015

Gartner's 2Q15 forecast shows that 2015 global spending for enterprise software will be $338.7 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.2% over 2014. This reflects a modest downward adjustment from the previous forecast of 6.3%.

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, 1Q15 Update

Our forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2015 has been revised to -1.3% from last quarter's 2.4%. The rising U.S. dollar is chiefly responsible for the change. In constant-currency terms, we have revised forecast growth for 2015 down by only 0.6 percentage point to 3.1%.

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How are these currency issues impacting earnings for large vendors? Read this Smarter with Gartner article to find out.

TALKING TECHNOLOGY

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

GARTNER SCREENCAST

Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q1 2015 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

Gartner IT Spending Research

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Gartner Market Databook, 1Q15 Update

31 March 2015

Worldwide IT spending is forecast at negative 1.3% in 2015 and exceeds $3.6 trillion. By 2019, spending is forecast to exceed $4.0 trillion. Removing the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding 2015 constant-currency growth rate is 3.1%.

Gartner Market Statistics

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

Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide,2012-2018, 4Q14 Update

22 January 2015

Global enterprise IT spending across all industry market segments will grow 2.0% in 2015 to $2.786 trillion. Banking and securities, retail, and healthcare providers will be the fastest-growing segments in 2015.

Forecast: IT Services, 2012-2019, 1Q15 Update

16 March 2015

The worldwide IT services market will reach nearly $942 billion in 2015, growing 3.7% in constant currency in 2015, or 0.7% decline in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing more than half of market growth, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2019.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 1Q15 Update

13 March 2015

Gartner's 1Q15 forecast shows that 2015 global spending for enterprise software will be $337.2 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.4% over 2014. This reflects a slight downward adjustment in key markets such as CRM and SCM.