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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

Published: 24 August 2015

ID: G00272898

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


In this update of Gartner's worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to −5.5% from −1.3% in 1Q15. The change is mainly due to a rise in the U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is down by 0.5 percentage points, to 2.5%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Currency Movements: Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Both Current and Constant Dollar Forecasts in 2Q15
  • Data Center Systems: Servers the Only Positive Area as Weakening Demand and Currency Effects Hit Other Sectors
  • Enterprise Software: Small Overall Change Masks Counterbalanced Shifts in AIM and BI Segments
  • Devices: Currency Devaluation Still Dominating the Market
  • IT Services: Near-Term Outlook for Consulting Improves
  • Communications Services: Little Change Since Last Quarter, but Bigger Movements in the Forecast


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Telecom Services
    • CSP Pricing
    • Workplace Policies

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