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Forecast Analysis: Small-and-Midsize-Business External IT Spending, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 3Q12 Update

Published: 02 January 2013

ID: G00239381

Analyst(s): Sanish KB, Fabrizio Biscotti , Dean Blackmore , Erica Gadjuli, Robert Anderson


Gartner's 3Q12 small-and-midsize-business forecast shows that worldwide external IT spending by SMBs was $860 billion in 2011, a growth of 8.1% over 2010. In 2012, we will see an annual growth rate of only 0.9%. We forecast a moderate 2.4% compound annual growth rate from 2011 through 2016.

Table Of Contents


  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • IT Services
  • Telecommunications


Market Model

  • Forecasting Process

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