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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q15 Update

Published: 19 February 2016

ID: G00272900

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


In the Gartner worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2015 has been revised to negative 5.8% from negative 4.9% in 3Q15, mainly due to renewed gain in the U.S. dollar against many global currencies. In constant currency, forecast growth for 2015 is virtually unchanged at 2.4%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Currency Movements: Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Both 4Q15 Current- and Constant-Dollar Forecasts
  • Data Center Systems: Positive Revisions, but Long-Term Challenges Remain
  • Enterprise Software: Reduction to Operating Systems and IT Operations Management Outlook
  • Devices: End-User Spending Turns Negative in 2016
  • IT Services: Outlook Reduced for China, India, Brazil and Argentina
  • Communications Services: SDN and Fixed Broadband Bring Lower Revenue


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

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