Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2008-2015, 4Q11 Update


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Faltering global economic growth, the eurozone crisis and the impact of Thailand's floods on hard-disk drive production have taken their toll on the outlook for IT spending in 2012.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • Introduction
    • Global Economy Slows Sharply
      • United States
      • Western Europe
      • China
    • Four Plausible Euro Scenarios
    • The Outlook for the European Union
    • Thailand Floods
    • Business Spending
    • Consumer Spending
  • Forecast Data
  • Analysis
    • Exchange Rates
    • Computing Hardware
      • PCs
      • Storage and Servers
    • Enterprise Software
    • IT Services
      • Consulting and System Integration Services
      • IT Outsourcing
      • Business Process Outsourcing
      • Product Support Services
    • Telecom
      • Telecom Services
      • Telecom Equipment
  • Description of Data
  • Recommended Reading
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