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Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

  • Q1 2015
  • Q4 2014
  • Q3 2014
  • Q2 2014

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.

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

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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%.

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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.

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 2014 Update

U.S.-dollar-valued worldwide IT spending in 2015 is forecast to grow by 2.4%, down from the 3.9% forecast in last quarter's update. Stripping out the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding constant-currency growth figure is 3.7%.

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

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Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q4 2014 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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Gartner IT Spending Forecast, 4Q14: Digital Business Moments

13 January 2015

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Gartner Market Databook, 4Q14 Update

30 December 2014

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.4% in 2015 and exceed $3.8 trillion. By 2018, spending is forecast to exceed $4.1 trillion. Removing the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding 2015 constant-currency growth rate is 3.7%.

Six Key Steps to Build a Successful Digital Business

30 April 2014

Digital business changes the game, moving technology from a supporting player to a leading player in innovation, revenue and market growth. This research gives CIOs and other business leaders six steps to build a successful digital enterprise and change the game.

Digital Businesses Will Compete and Seek Opportunity in the Span of a Moment

24 March 2014

Business moments will become one of the building blocks of new businesses as the lines between the physical and digital worlds begin to blur. In this foundational research, we look at how business moments can be the lens to spot opportunities in a rapidly changing digital future.

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, 2012-2018, 4Q14 Update

15 December 2014

The worldwide IT services market will exceed $980 billion in 2015, growing 3.9% in constant currency in 2015, or 2.5% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing more than half of market growth, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2018.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 4Q14 Update

12 December 2014

Gartner's 4Q14 forecast shows that 2014 global spending for enterprise software will be $319.6 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.6% over 2013. This reflects ongoing strength in key markets such as supply chain management, CRM and database management systems.

Agenda Overview for Global IT Markets, 2014

6 January 2014

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 2014 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.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Gartner's worldwide dollar-valued 2014 IT spending growth forecast has been revised up slightly to 2.6% (or 3.2% as measured in constant currency). An increase in 2014 growth expectations for devices and data center systems, as well as exchange rate changes, accounts for most of the upward revision.

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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 Q3 2014 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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IT Spending Forecast, 3Q14 Update: The Path to Digital Business

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Gartner Market Databook, 3Q14 Update

22 September 2014

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.6% in 2014 and reach nearly $3.8 trillion. By 2018, spending is forecast to exceed $4.3 trillion. Removing the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding 2014 constant-currency growth rate is 3.2%.

Digitalizing the Business

1 April 2012

This report addresses the questions: What does it mean to digitalize an enterprise? How are leaders digitalizing to create business value and revenue? A digitalized business creates value and revenue from digital assets. This entails business models that make digitally delivered value accessible and addressable.

Get Ready for Digital Business With the Digital Business Development Path

23 June 2014

Digital business is the creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds. CIOs and IT leaders can use this framework to identify the current state of the business, determine the future state and gauge the change required to become a digital business.

Digital Business: 10 Ways Technology Will Disrupt Existing Business Practices

20 March 2014

A digital business can use 3D printing, big data, IoT and smart machines to disrupt the way enterprises manage demand, execute supply functions and engage customers. Gartner presents 10 business practice areas and proposes how CIOs and CDOs can use technology to disrupt them.

How In-Memory Computing Technologies Enable Digital Business

31 July 2014

Conventional technologies cannot cost-effectively support digital business requirements for speed, low latency, Web-scale and real-time insights. In-memory computing technologies can help application architects address these formidable challenges, but their adoption requires overcoming some hurdles.

Cool Vendors in Digital Business, 2014

29 April 2014

Digital business is the creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds. To examine this influence, we highlight four vendors that are exploiting digital business technologies, services and solutions, with groundbreaking results.

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, 2012-2018, 3Q14 Update

11 September 2014

The worldwide IT services market will exceed $967 billion in 2014, growing 4.0% in constant currency in 2014, or 3.8% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing more than half of market growth, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2018.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 3Q14 Update

10 September 2014

Gartner's 3Q14 forecast shows that 2014 global spending for enterprise software will be $321 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.9% over 2014. This is in line with our prior forecast and is being driven by strength in supply chain management, CRM and database management systems.

Agenda Overview for Global IT Markets, 2014

6 January 2014

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 2014 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.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update

Gartner's worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth forecast for 2014 has been revised down to 2.1% (or 2.8% when measured in constant currency). A reduction in 2014 growth expectations for devices, data center systems and, to some extent, IT services accounts for most of the downward revision.

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

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Watch this brief presentation on Gartner's Q2 2014 Worldwide IT Spending Forecast.

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IT Spending Forecast, 2Q14 Update: Where Will Innovation Come From?

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Gartner Market Databook, 2Q14 Update

23 June 2014

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.1% in 2014 and reach $3.7 trillion. By 2018, spending is forecast to reach $4.3 trillion. Removing the impact of exchange rate movements, the corresponding 2014 constant-currency growth rate is 2.8%.

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.

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014

19 February 2014

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

IT Leaders Can Benefit From Disruptive Innovation in the Storage Industry

29 October 2013

As disruptive forces such as software-defined storage and public cloud gain momentum, IT leaders need to recalibrate their storage strategies to benefit from lower total cost of ownership and reduce vendor lock-in. We analyze the impact of key disruptive innovations and how to benefit from them.

User Survey Analysis: Innovation Matters — Providers Must Understand How to Play the Innovation Card for Success

9 January 2014

Demonstrated innovation is vastly more critical to final technology selection than most service providers' go-to-market strategies are designed to accommodate. See our survey results to guide strategies as you adopt and adapt messages to fill this window of opportunity.

Innovation Insight: Smart City Aligns Technology Innovation and Citizen Inclusion

20 December 2012

Increased population density complicates the task of adjusting city infrastructure according to population growth. IT leaders should look to Smart City as an innovative and comprehensive framework that uses ICT to generate a sustainable, contextualized and more citizen-centered service environment.

Innovation Insight: The 'Internet of Everything' Innovation Will Transform Business

3 January 2012

The "Internet of Everything" will pervade business, government and society, creating new business models and transforming existing ones. Gartner describes the concept, outlines the opportunities and threats, and explains how CIOs must lead their enterprises to exploit it and mitigate the risks.

Forecast: IT Services, 2012-2018, 2Q14 Update

13 June 2014

The worldwide IT services market will exceed $967 billion in 2014, growing 4.0% in constant currency in 2014, or 3.8% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing more than half of market growth, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2018.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 2Q14 Update

17 June 2014

Gartner's 2Q14 forecast shows that 2014 global spending for enterprise software will be $321 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.