Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2009-2016, 1Q12 Update


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Early signs in 2012 suggest the short-term global economic outlook has brightened a little as the uncertainty caused by external factors recedes. In this more stable environment, we expect healthy but modest growth in IT spending in 2012.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • Global Economy Slows Sharply
      • United States
      • China
      • Western Europe
      • Middle East and Oil Prices
    • Business Spending
    • Consumer Spending
  • Forecast Data
  • Analysis
    • Current-Dollar vs. Constant-Dollar Forecasts
    • Exchange Rates
    • Computing Hardware
      • Consumer Devices
      • Servers and Storage
    • Enterprise Software
    • IT Services
    • Telecom
      • Telecom Services
      • Telecom Equipment
  • Description of Data
  • Recommended Reading
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