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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q18 Update

Published: 29 August 2018

ID: G00356326

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


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

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Data Center Systems: Positive Demand Improves Near-Term Outlook
  • Enterprise Software: Unchanged From 1Q18 Forecast
    • Enterprise Application Software: Need to Differentiate Will Lead to Spending on Digital Commerce to Grow by 17% Through 2022 in Greater China
    • Infrastructure Software
  • Devices: Prices Up and Units Down
  • IT Services: Focus on Spending to Achieve Digital Business Ambitions Will Drive Consulting Market Growth
  • Communications Services: Employer Reimbursement Drives Consumer Spend; Shift to Internet WAN Reduces Enterprise Revenue


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

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