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Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2013 Update

Published: 14 November 2013

ID: G00257803

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


The rise of cloud-based delivery, virtualization and automation will frame changing patterns of IT spending. Demand from emerging markets, fierce competition in new device segments, and more demand for data and analysis mean that many IT providers will have to adapt their longer-term strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Market Description

  • Technology Innovation
  • The Nexus of Forces
  • Buying Behavior
  • Emerging Markets

Foundational Assumptions

  • Devices
    • Buyer Preferences
    • Product Ecosystem
  • Data Center Systems
    • System Technology
    • Buying Center
  • Enterprise Software
    • Buying Centers
    • Product Ecosystem
  • IT Services
    • Labor Rates
    • Providers' Productivity
    • Buyers' Demand
    • Supplier Environment
  • Telecom Services
    • Buyers' Demand
    • Product Ecosystem

Market Methodology

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