Gartner Research

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q18 Update

Published: 15 August 2018

ID: G00356322

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


Worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2018 has been revised to 6.7%, up 0.5% from the prior quarter, and the constant-currency growth slightly increased to 3.3%. Multinational technology product managers should hedge against further currency fluctuations in 2018.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Data Center Systems
    • Strong Start to 2018 Positively Impacts the Forecast
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Communications Services
    • Enterprise Communications Services
    • Consumer Communications Services
  • Findings: 1Q18 Forecast Summary

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