Gartner Research

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q18 Update

Published: 01 February 2019

ID: G00356324

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


Worldwide IT spending growth in 2018 and 2019 is negative 0.1% and 0.1%, respectively, for the 4Q18 forecast in constant currency terms. Currency fluctuations in 2018 have caused the 2018 U.S. dollar growth to be revised down by 0.7%.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Data Center Systems
    • Strong Finish to 2018 Positively Impacts the Forecast
  • Enterprise Application Software
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Software
  • Devices
  • IT Services
  • Communications Services
  • Findings: 4Q18 Forecast Summary

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