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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update

Published: 29 July 2014

ID: G00264191

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


Global IT spending will be $3.7 trillion in 2014, up 2.1% compared with 2013, but down from our 1Q14 forecast of 3.2%. Price pressure in devices, data center systems and IT services and more competition, little product differentiation and the availability of alternative solutions are to blame.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Projected Foreign Currency Movements: Despite Some Currency Distortion, There Is a Strong Indication That Our Forecast Is on Track
  • Data Center System Forecast: A Few Bright Spots as Enterprises Extend Life Cycles
  • Device Forecast: PC Market Revived by Premium Ultramobiles
  • Enterprise Software Forecast: CRM and DBMS Drive Growth
  • IT Services Forecast: Aggressive Pricing Leads to Reduced Outlook for IT Outsourcing Spending Growth
  • Telecom Services: Fewer Mobile Connections in Emerging Regions, and More Competition in Developed Ones


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Data Center Systems
    • Buyer Preferences
    • Price Points
    • Product Ecosystem
  • Devices
    • Changes in Consumer Behavior
    • Product Design and Pricing
  • Enterprise Software
    • Unit Expansion
    • Purchase Style
    • Company Adoption of Specific Packages
  • IT Services
    • Buyers
    • Sellers' Cost Structures
    • Technology
  • Telecom Services
    • Competitive Environment
    • Consumer Behavior

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