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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q17 Update

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00343229

Analyst(s): Dean Blackmore , April Adams , Ranjit Atwal , John-David Lovelock , Hai Swinehart , Wm. L. Hahn , Neha Gupta , Adrian O'Connell


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

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Weaker U.S. Dollar Will Boost 2017 Dollar-Valued IT Spending Growth
    • Real Versus Nominal Market Growth Distinctions
  • Data Center Systems: Structural Challenges Remain
  • Enterprise Software: Cloud Adoption Drives Spending Growth
  • Devices: Capabilities Are in Evolution Mode
  • IT Services: A Rising Tide Will Not Lift All Boats in the IaaS Market
  • Consumer Communications Services: Increased Use of Free Wi-Fi Networks Will Decrease Roaming Spend. North America and Mexico Will Not Become a Single Calling Zone Until 2020.
  • Enterprise Communications Services: Leading Providers Are Bringing Down Roaming Barriers


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

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