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Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q18 Update

Published: 14 November 2018

ID: G00356323

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


Worldwide IT spending growth in 2018 and 2019 is unrevised for the 3Q18 forecast in constant currency terms. Currency fluctuations in 2018 have caused the 2018 U.S. dollar growth to be revised down by 2.2%.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Data Center Systems
    • Strong Start to 2018 Positively Impacts the Forecast
  • Enterprise Application Software
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Communications Services
  • Findings: 3Q18 Forecast Summary

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