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Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

  • Q1 2017
  • Q4 2016
  • Q3 2016
  • Q2 2016

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, 1Q17 Update

Gartner's forecast for 2017 worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth has been revised down 1.3% to 1.4%, a small increase from 0.4% in 2016. The constant-currency forecast has been increased 0.6% to 3.3% for 2017. Technology product management leaders should revise growth expectations accordingly.

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Source: Gartner Market Databook, 1Q17

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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, 4Q16 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised down 0.3% to 2.7%, a good increase from negative 0.6% in 2016. The constant-currency forecast remains 2.7% for 2017. Technology product management leaders should use this data to identify growth opportunities.

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Source: Gartner Market Databook, 4Q16

GARTNER THINKCAST

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Gartner Market Databook, 4Q15 Update

21 December 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.5% in 2016 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will limit market growth to negative 0.6%. The constant-currency forecast for 2017 reflects an improvement to 2.7% growth.

Gartner Market Statistics

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

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q16 Update

20 December 2016

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to negative 0.3%, down from last quarter's flat 0.0%. This document, aimed at technology strategic planners, discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the third-quarter forecast.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 3Q16 Update

29 November 2016

Worldwide enterprise IT spending for 2016 has been revised downward to $2.7 trillion, with a 1.3% annual growth rate in U.S. dollars and CAGR of 2.9% through 2020. We anticipate low to moderate growth in all industries for the remainder of 2016, with growth accelerating in 2017.

Forecast Alert: Internet of Things — Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2016

6 January 2017

Gartner's forecast for the Internet of Things has been revised down slightly to 6.5 billion endpoints shipped in 2020, with an installed base of 20.4 billion units. Both hardware and service spending have decreased, and total spending in 2020 is down 3% relative to the 2015 forecast.

Market Trends: Look Beyond Technology to Succeed in Blockchain

18 November 2016

Significant interest in blockchain from the banking, securities and insurance industries is confined mostly to proofs of concept, without ensuing production-level projects. To achieve growth, technology product management leaders must help clients build convincing business cases.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

16 December 2016

The worldwide IT services market will reach $938 billion in 2017, growing 4.6% in constant currency in 2016, or 4.2% 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, 4Q16 Update

16 December 2016

Gartner's forecast for 2016 global spending for enterprise software will be $367.3 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.9% over 2015. This forecast has not materially changed from the 3Q16 iteration, reflecting ongoing expectations of modest growth through the forecast period.

Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

20 December 2016

The total device market is expected to decline by 3.2% in units in 2016, with units remaining flat in 2017.

Forecast: PCs, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

19 December 2016

The worldwide PC market (desk-based PCs, notebooks and premium ultramobiles) will decline again in 2016, with units falling 7.0% to 268.0 million from 288.6 million in 2015. However, the market will stabilize in 2017 as PCs are upgraded to Windows 10.

Forecast: Printers, Copiers and MFPs, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

19 December 2016

Worldwide printer, copier and multifunction product shipments will decline by 3.4% in 2016. The five-year compound annual growth rate through 2020 is projected at negative 1.8%.

Forecast: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 4Q16 Update

20 December 2016

Despite lower estimates in router, campus switching and network security projections, upward revisions in our WLAN and data center switching forecasts led to an increase in overall market spending, by 1.0% for 2016, 0.4% for 2017 and 0.7% for 2018, compared with last quarter's forecast update.

Forecast: Unified Communications, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 4Q16 Update

21 December 2016

Global end-user spending on unified communications will exhibit a 3.2% compound annual growth rate from 2015 through 2020, reaching $43.4 billion in 2020. Cloud telephony and cloud-based web-conferencing services are projected to yield 16.9% and 7.5% respective CAGRs.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

3 November 2016

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

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.

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, 3Q16 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to a slight decline of negative 0.3%, down from last quarter's flat 0.0%. In constant-currency terms, the forecast was revised downward by 0.6%, which means currency movements have buoyed the market by 0.3%

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Gartner Market Databook, 3Q16 Update

4 October 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.9% in 2016 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will limit market growth to slightly negative, with 2016 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

31 August 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%. This document — aimed at technology strategic planners — discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the second-quarter forecast.

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.

Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q16 Update

31 August 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%. This document — aimed at technology strategic planners — discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the second-quarter forecast.

Forecast Overview: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 2016 Update

25 August 2016

New digital-enabled business models are emerging, creating new buying centers, procurement behaviors, and thus new growth strategies. Examining technology demand and supply-influencing factors will help strategic planners in technology and service providers to anticipate future investments.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 3Q16 Update

23 September 2016

The worldwide IT services market will reach $900 billion in 2016, growing 4.5% in constant currency in 2016, or 3.9% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing 58% of market growth in constant currency, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2020.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 3Q16 Update

23 September 2016

Gartner's forecast for 2016 global spending for enterprise software will be $367.3 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.9% over 2015. This reflects a downward revision to the Western European forecast in light of the uncertainty driven by the Brexit vote.

Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 3Q16 Update

30 September 2016

The total devices market is expected to decline by 3.0% in units in 2016, and then increase by 0.9% 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, 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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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.