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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update

Published: 16 August 2017

ID: G00324701

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


Worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2017 has been revised to 2.4%, up from last quarter's 1.4%, constant currency grow is unchanged at 3.3%. This document, aimed at technology strategic planners, discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the fourth-quarter forecast.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Elevated U.S. Dollar Will Continue to Depress 2017 Dollar-Valued IT Spending Growth
    • Real Versus Nominal Market Growth Distinctions
  • Data Center Systems: Consistent Performance, but Weak Overall
  • Enterprise Software: Cloud Adoption Drives Spending Growth
  • Devices: Capabilities Are in Evolution Mode
  • IT Services: Digital Business Opportunities Not Being Fully Exploited
  • Consumer Communications Services: Streaming Live TV Increases Consumer Spending
  • Enterprise Communications Services: Significant Updates Change History — Internet Share of Outbound Traffic Grows in Future


  • Macroeconomic Factors
    • U.S. Dollar Will Remain Strong Against Most Currencies in 2017
  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Consumer Communications
  • Enterprise Communications

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