Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Print Hardware, Software and Services, Worldwide, 2018

Published: 22 August 2018

ID: G00367955

Analyst(s): Lai-ling Lam


Amid falling demand for core print segments, digital acceleration trends are generating new opportunities to take print manufacturers to the next level. Print technology product managers must harness emerging technologies such as AI, analytics, cloud and security for future success.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

Foundational Assumptions

  • Professional IT Strategy
  • Print Services
    • Professional IT Strategies
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Roadmap
  • Print Software
    • Competitive Environment
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Roadmap
    • Professional IT Strategies
  • Print Hardware
    • Professional IT Strategies
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Roadmap
    • Replacement Trend
    • Product Life Cycle
    • Printing Costs
  • Printed Page Volume
    • Professional IT Strategies

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • Units
    • End-User Spending
    • Revenue
    • Installed Base
    • Print Volume
    • MPS Adoption Rate
    • Enterprise Print Hardware and Supplies
    • Print Software
    • Print Services
  • Influencing Factors
    • Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Macroeconomy
    • Government Policies
    • Consumer Preferences
    • Disposable Income
    • Consumer Confidence
    • Corporate Revenue
    • Digital Alternatives to Print
    • Professional IT Strategies
    • Replacement Cycles
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Roadmaps
    • Printing Costs
    • Technology/Function
  • Connections
    • Consumer Behavior > Consumer Unit Demand
    • Business IT Strategies/Replacement Cycles > Business Unit Demand
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Roadmap > Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Digital Alternatives > Replacement Cycles

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