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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q15 Update

Published: 06 May 2015

ID: G00272897

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


In this update of Gartner's worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 1.3% from 2.4% in 4Q14. The change is mainly due to a rise in the U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is down by 0.6 percentage points, to 3.1%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Currency Movements: 1Q15 Rise in the U.S. Dollar Alters Both Constant- and Current-Dollar Forecasts
  • Data Center Systems: Near-Term Growth but Longer-Term Structural Challenges
  • Enterprise Software: Reaching the Cloud Office Tipping Point
  • Devices: Local Currency Devaluation Drives PC Prices Up
  • IT Services: A Short-Term Effect of Oil Prices, but a Smoother Passage Through Currency Storms
    • Oil and Gas Impact
    • Currency Impact
  • Telecom Services: Growth in Connected Devices Slowing, With No Rise in Average Revenue to Compensate


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Telecom Services

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