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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 4Q17 Update

Published: 27 March 2018

ID: G00353661

Analyst(s): Kenneth Brant , Neha Gupta , Moutusi Sau , Wm. L. Hahn , Rajesh Kandaswamy , Charlotte Patrick, Grigory Betskov , Rika Narisawa , Ibo Sanz Castedo, Venecia Liu , Susan Cournoyer , Anurag Gupta , Katell Thielemann , Molly Beams , Derry Finkeldey


Digital transformation and focus on customer experience will drive growth in industries. Technology strategic planners should adjust their planning strategies accordingly. The global enterprise IT spending forecast in 2018 was $3.2 trillion, with a 2.9% annual growth rate in constant currency.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

  • Banking and Securities; Retail; and Communication, Media and Services Lead the Long-Run Growth Trajectory
  • Short-Term Growth in IT Spending to Improve for Retail

Market Impact

  • Key Changes From the 3Q17 Forecast Update


  • Banking and Securities
    • Vendor Landscape
  • Communications, Media and Services
    • Technology Innovation
  • Retail
    • Technology Innovation

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