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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Published: 22 October 2014

ID: G00269872

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


IT spending is forecast to grow by 2.6% in 2014 (3.2% in constant currency). Software, IT services and devices continue to drive much of this. But a weaker longer-term outlook for data centers, and ongoing sluggishness in telecom services, continues to keep overall growth similar to our 2Q14 update.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Projected Foreign Currency Movements: Currency Impacts Evident in Canada, Latin America and Europe
  • Device Forecast: Basic Tablets Decline in Mature and Emerging Markets
  • Data Center System Forecast: Near-Term Growth but Longer-Term Structural Challenges
  • Enterprise Software Forecast: SMB Adoption Driving CRM SaaS and DBMS Market Still Strong
  • IT Services Forecast: Downgrade for Russia and New Caution in Implementation Services
  • Telecom Services: Increased Competition Reduces Average Spend by End Users


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Devices
    • Product Ecosystem
    • Product Pricing
    • Device Lifetime
  • Data Center Systems
    • Product ASP
    • Replacement Demand
  • Enterprise Software
    • Company Adoption
    • Purchase Style
  • IT Services
    • Business Models
    • Cost Structure
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Maturity
  • Telecom Services
    • Customer Behavior

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