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Forecast Analysis: Small-and-Midsize-Business External IT Spending, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 4Q12 Update

Published: 25 March 2013

ID: G00239471

Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti , Robert Anderson , Mikako Kitagawa , Erica Gadjuli


Gartner's 4Q12 SMB forecast expects dollar-denominated worldwide external IT spending by SMBs to grow just 0.5% in 2012, reaching $869 billion. This figure is heavily influenced by foreign currency movements against the dollar. In constant currency, growth would actually be 3.4% in 2012.

Table Of Contents



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

Market Model

  • Forecasting Process

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