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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q17 Update

Published: 06 February 2018

ID: G00350060

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


Worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2017 has been revised to 3.8%, up from last quarter's 3.3%. Constant-currency growth has been revised to 3.4%. 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

  • Data Center Systems: 2017 Increase but Structural Changes Continue To Inhibit the Market Outlook in the Long Term
  • Enterprise Software: Cloud Adoption Drives Spending Growth
    • Application Software
    • Infrastructure Software
  • Devices: Capabilities Are in Evolution Mode
  • IT Services: Cloud Shift Dampens Implementation and Network Implementation Market Growth
  • Communications Services: Users Alter Behavior but Not Overall Spending or Total Adoption


  • Data Center Systems
    • Technology Roadmap
  • Enterprise Network Equipment
    • Technology/Market Transitions
    • Replacement Cycle
  • Enterprise Software
    • Modern BI Platforms
    • Operating Systems
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Devices
  • Enterprise Communications

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