Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2008-2015, 3Q11 Update


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Despite extreme stock market volatility throughout 3Q11 and downgrades to the outlook for global economic growth in 2011 and 2012, we do not expect dramatic cuts in IT spending in response.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • Financial Market Turmoil — Third Quarter 2011
      • Known Positives
      • Known Negatives
      • High-Level Assumptions
    • Global Economy
    • Inflation and Commodity Prices
    • Currency Exchange Rates
    • Business Spending
    • Consumer Spending
  • Forecast Data
  • Analysis
    • Exchange Rates
    • Computing Hardware
    • Enterprise Software
    • IT Services
    • Telecom
      • Telecom Services
      • Telecom Equipment
  • Description of Data
  • Recommended Reading
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