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Forecast Analysis: Small-and-Midsize-Business External IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Published: 17 June 2014

ID: G00263582

Analyst(s): Bryan Britz , Erica Gadjuli, Megan Fernandez , Mikako Kitagawa , Dane Anderson, Robert Anderson


SMB IT spending will grow at a 4.5% compound annual growth rate in the next five years. The near-term forecast for 2014 is improved compared with the 4Q13 iteration due to improved spending in North America and EMEA.

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  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic and Cultural Factors
    • EMEA Outlook Improving
    • North America Economic Expansion Continues
    • Brazil and India Facing Sluggish Economy
  • Factors in Technology Segments
    • Growth Probability by Detailed Technology Segments
    • Software
    • IT Services
    • Telecommunications
    • Hardware

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