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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q16 Update

Published: 31 August 2016

ID: G00296932

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


Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to a flat 0.0%, up from last quarter's negative 0.5%. This document — aimed at technology strategic planners — discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the second-quarter forecast.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Currency Movements: Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Both 2Q16 Current- and Constant-Dollar Forecasts
    • Real Versus Nominal Market Growth Distinctions
  • Data Center Systems: Upgrade Cycle Diminishes in 2016
  • Enterprise Software: Office Suite Cloud Adoption Takes Off
  • Devices: Unit Shipment Growth Is Slowing
  • IT Services: Outlook Is Up Based on Accelerated Cloud Adoption and Growing Demand for Consulting
  • Consumer Communications Services: Growth in Consumer Spending on Fixed Broadband Services Increases Due to Growing Use of VOD Services
  • Enterprise Communications Services: Fixed Broadband Brings Lower Revenue


  • Macroeconomic Factors
    • The U.S. Dollar Will Peak in 2016
  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Communications Services
    • Consumer Assumptions
    • Enterprise Assumptions

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