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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Published: 12 May 2014

ID: G00262486

Analyst(s): Adrian O'Connell , Wm. L. Hahn, Cecile Drew, Colleen Graham , Ranjit Atwal , George Shiffler III, Kathryn Hale


Overall IT spending growth will be 3.2% in 2014 in current U.S. dollars, and will remain fairly consistent over the forecast period. Software and IT services will remain healthy, while data center systems and telecom services will feel the effects of platform migrations and substitutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Projected Foreign Currency Movements: Minor Effects on Dollar-Valued Spending
  • Device Forecast: Switch in Share From Premium to Basic Phones
  • Data Center System Forecast: Storage Revised Downward
  • Enterprise Software Forecast: DMBS Will Dominate a Steadily Growing Market
  • IT Services Forecast: Ongoing Demand From Risk-Sensitive Buyers
  • Telecom Services Forecast: Substitution Can Be Good, If It Happens Early Enough


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Devices
    • Technology Road Maps
    • Changes in Consumer Behavior
  • Data Center Systems
    • Data Center Type
  • Enterprise Software
    • Professional IT Strategy
    • Purchase Style
  • IT Services
    • Competitive Environment
    • IT Strategy
  • Telecom Services
    • Product Ecosystem

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