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Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q12 Update

Published: 28 January 2013

ID: G00229887

Analyst(s): Ranjit Atwal , Peter Kjeldsen, Colleen Graham , George Shiffler III, Cecile Drew, Jonathon Hardcastle, Kathryn Hale


Gartner expects overall current dollar-valued global IT spending to grow by 4.2% in 2013. But uncertainty about the prospects for an upturn in global economic growth will remain the major inhibitor to IT spending. We highlight what lies ahead for IT spending in 2013 and beyond.

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Forecast Data

  • How the Devices Forecast Has Changed
  • How the Data Center Systems Forecast Has Changed
  • How the Enterprise Software Forecast Has Changed
  • How the IT Services Forecast Has Changed
  • How the Telecom Services Forecast Has Changed


  • Uncertainty and Weak Confidence Among Consumers and Businesses Will Impact IT Spending in 2013
    • Devices
    • Data Center Systems
    • Enterprise Software
    • IT Services
    • Telecom Services
  • Providers Cannot Rely on Emerging Markets to Take the Slack in 2013
    • Devices
    • Data Center Systems
    • Enterprise Software
    • IT Services
    • Telecom Services
  • Current U.S. Dollars Versus Constant U.S. Dollars


Market Model

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