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Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q18 Update

Published: 04 April 2018

ID: G00356320

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


Worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2018 has been revised to 6.2%, up 1.8% from the prior quarter. However, the constant-currency growth slightly declined to 3.0%. Multinational technology product management leaders should hedge against further currency fluctuations in 2018.

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What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Communications Services
  • Findings: 1Q18 Forecast Summary

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