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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q18 Update

Published: 25 February 2019

ID: G00356328

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


Worldwide IT spending growth in 2018 and 2019 is unrevised for the 4Q18 forecast in constant currency terms. Currency fluctuations in 2018 have caused the 2018 U.S. dollar growth rate to be revised downward by 0.7%. Technology product managers should hedge against further currency fluctuations.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Data Center Systems: Positive Demand Improves Near-Term Outlook
  • Enterprise Software
    • Enterprise Application Software: Differentiation Is Winning
    • Infrastructure Software: Software as a Service Drives Growth
  • Devices: Growth Is 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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