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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q18 Update

Published: 23 May 2018

ID: G00356325

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


Worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2018 is revised to 6.2%, up 1.8% from last quarter, but constant-currency growth is virtually unchanged at 3.0%, making currency tailwinds key in 2018 revisions. This research for technology strategic planners discusses key highlights and assumptions.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Data Center Systems: Strong End to 2017 and Positive Demand Improve Near-Term Outlook
  • Enterprise Software: Enterprise Applications Driving Growth
    • Application Software
    • Infrastructure Software
  • Devices: Prices Up and Units Down
  • IT Services: Revenue Cannibalization From Intelligent Automation Services Can Be Managed by IT Services Providers
  • Communications Services: Moves to Annual Updates


  • Data Center Systems
    • Technology Roadmap
  • Enterprise Network Equipment
    • Application Requirement
    • Servers
  • Enterprise Software
    • Modern BI Platforms
    • Operating Systems
    • Server Virtualization Buyer Behavior
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Consumer Communications
  • Enterprise Communications

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