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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Published: 28 January 2014

ID: G00259312

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


U.S. dollar-valued IT spending is forecast to grow by 3.1% in 2014. This represents a 3.6% increase in constant currency. Revisions in most sectors were minor, and a more positive economic outlook in mature markets indicates that patterns of spending could shift upward in the next few years.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Current U.S. Dollars Versus Constant U.S. Dollars
  • Device Forecast: Increasing Device Overlap Creates an Opportunity for Hybrids
  • Data Center System Forecast: Storage Revised Downwards
  • Enterprise Software Forecast: Big Markets Balance Each Other Out
  • IT Services Forecast: Outsourcing Down, as Spending Focus Shifts
  • Telecom Services Forecast: Deterioration of Legacy Services Continues


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Devices
    • Buyers' Preference
    • Product Ecosystem
  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
    • Professional IT Strategy
  • IT Services
    • Competitive Environment
    • IT Strategy
  • Telecom Services
    • Buyer Behavior

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