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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q13 Update

Published: 18 November 2013

ID: G00255532

Analyst(s): Jonathon Hardcastle, Kathryn Hale, Wm. L. Hahn, Colleen Graham , Ranjit Atwal , Errol Rasit , Cecile Drew, George Shiffler III


Current-dollar-value global IT spending growth will be almost flat in 2013, growing at 0.8%. However, in constant-currency terms, it will be a fairly typical 2.8%. Exchange-rate shifts drove most of the change, especially with emerging-market currencies depreciating versus the dollar.

Table Of Contents

Companion Documents

Forecast Data


  • Current U.S. Dollars Versus Constant U.S. Dollars
  • Device Forecast: A Move to Lower Prices
  • Data Center System Forecast: Continued Polarization
  • Enterprise Software Forecast: CRM a Bright Spot
  • IT Services Forecast: Solid Growth
  • Telecom Services Forecast: Mobile Voice Drops as Mobile Data Rises


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Devices
    • Buyers Preference
    • Product Ecosystem
  • Data Center Systems
    • Replacement Cycle
    • Technology Road Map
    • Professional IT Strategies
  • Enterprise Software
    • Professional IT Strategy
    • Sales Cycle
  • IT Services
    • Competitive Environment
    • Professional IT Strategy
  • Telecom Services
    • Competitive Environment

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