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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

Published: 11 November 2015

ID: G00272899

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


In the Gartner worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 4.9% from negative 5.5% in 2Q15, mainly due to the retreat in the U.S. dollar against many global currencies. In constant-currency terms, forecast growth for 2015 is unchanged at 2.5%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Currency Movements: Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Both 3Q15 Current- and Constant-Dollar Forecasts
  • Data Center Systems: Improved 2015 Outlook Does Not Negate Long-Term Challenges
  • Enterprise Software: Modest Regional Adjustments
  • Devices: Undecided Users Extending Lifetimes
  • IT Services: Automation Pinches the BPO Market
  • Communications Services: Some Mature Regions Prepare for the End of Roaming Charges


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

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