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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q16 Update

Published: 26 April 2016

ID: G00296931

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


In the Gartner worldwide IT spending forecast, U.S.-dollar-valued growth in 2016 has been revised to negative 0.5% from positive 0.5% in 1Q16, mainly due to renewed gains in the U.S. dollar against many global currencies. In constant currency, forecast growth for 2016 is virtually unchanged at 1.6%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Currency Movements: Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Both 1Q16 Current- and Constant-Dollar Forecasts

Market Impact

  • Data Center Systems: Positive Revisions, but Long-Term Challenges Remain
  • Enterprise Software: Downward Growth Revisions for Latin American Region, Global OS and Virtualization
  • Devices: Unit Shipment Growth Is Slowing
  • IT Services: Japan and India Up; Brazil, China and South Korea Down
  • Consumer Communications Services: Consumer End-User Spending Surges Due to Increased OTT Video Use
  • Enterprise Communications Services: Fixed Broadband Brings Lower Revenue


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Communication Services
    • Consumer Assumptions
    • Enterprise Assumptions

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