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General Manager Insight: COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Software Spending

Published: 20 April 2020

ID: G00722696

Analyst(s): Hai Swinehart , Paul Saunders , Craig Roth , Fabrizio Biscotti


In Gartner’s global recession scenario, worldwide software spending will reach $424 billion in 2020, on annual growth of −7.3% in constant currency. To prepare, technology general managers should plan their software product mix and operational models to anticipate possible downward changes in demand.

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