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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q14 Update

Published: 13 February 2015

ID: G00271521

Analyst(s): Wm. L. Hahn, George Shiffler III, Colleen Graham , John-David Lovelock , Kathryn Hale, Ranjit Atwal , Adrian O'Connell


IT spending is forecast to grow by 2.4% in 2015 (3.7% in constant currency). Most segments were reduced, although devices, software and services continue to drive growth. Also worth noting are a marked dip in ultramobile shipments and the disruptive effects of the hyperconverged integrated systems.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Projected Currency Movements: Ongoing Rise in the Dollar Hits Forecasts Outside North America and Asia/Pacific
  • Data Center Systems: Near-Term Growth but Longer-Term Structural Challenges
  • Devices: Continued Fall in Ultramobile Shipments Pulls Down CAGR
  • Enterprise Software: Downward Revision as Pricing Pressure Takes Its Toll
  • IT Services: The Cloud and Digital Business Lead Growth
  • Telecom Services: Device Demand and Broadband Growth are Cooling


  • Macroeconomic Factors
    • That Was Then, This Is Now …
  • Data Center Systems
    • Replacement Cycle Moderates
    • RISC/Itanium Unix Migrations Continue
    • Hyperscale Infrastructure Build-Out Pauses
  • Devices
  • Enterprise Software
    • Company Adoption
    • Purchase Style
  • IT Services
    • Buyer Demand
    • Technology
  • Telecom Services

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