Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Print Hardware, Software and Services, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 03 June 2014

ID: G00263552

Analyst(s): Lai-ling Lam , Sharon McNee


Print hardware and consumables will remain the two largest segments for enterprise print spending, while software and related services will provide growth through 2018. This document provides the underlying foundational assumptions that Gartner believes will influence the print market.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

Foundational Assumptions

  • Print Hardware
    • Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Consumer Preferences
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Map
    • Professional IT Strategy
    • Replacement Cycles
    • Product Life Cycle
  • Printed Page Volume
    • Digital Alternative to Print
    • Professional IT Strategies
    • Government Policies
    • Printing Costs
  • Managed Print Services
    • Buyer Preferences
    • Competitive Environment
    • Vendor Business Model and Technology Road Map
  • Print Software
    • Competitive Environment
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Map
  • Print Services
    • Professional IT Strategies
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Map
    • Pricing Trends
  • Public Cloud Printing Services
    • Professional IT Strategies
    • Competitive Environment

Market Model or Methodology

  • Units
  • End-User Spending
  • Revenue
  • Influencing Factors
    • Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Macroeconomy
    • Government Policies
    • Consumer Preferences
    • Disposable Income
    • Consumer Confidence
    • Corporate Revenue
    • Digital Alternatives to Print
    • Business IT Strategies
    • Replacement Cycles
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Maps
    • Printing Costs
    • Technology/Function
  • Connections
    • Consumer Behavior > Consumer Unit Demand
    • Business IT Strategies/Replacement Cycles > Business Unit Demand
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Map > Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Digital Alternatives > Replacement Cycles

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