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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q18 Update

Published: 03 December 2018

ID: G00356327

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


Worldwide IT spending growth in 2018 and 2019 is unrevised for the 3Q18 forecast in constant-currency terms. Currency fluctuations have caused 2018 U.S. dollar growth to be revised down by 2.2%. 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 Application Software: Differentiation Is Winning
    • Infrastructure Software
  • Devices: Growth Steady in All Segments
  • IT Services: A Focus on Spending to Achieve Digital Business Ambitions Will Drive Consulting Market Growth
  • Communications Services


  • Data Center Systems
  • Enterprise Software
  • Devices

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