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Forecast Analysis: Remote Work IT Spending, Worldwide

Published: 05 January 2021

ID: G00729335

Analyst(s): Ranjit Atwal , Neha Gupta , Dean Blackmore , Christian Canales , Grigory Betskov


Total IT spend impacted by supporting remote workers is expected to grow by 2.3% in 2020 and 4.9% in 2021 to $332 billion. The share of knowledge workers working remotely will increase from 27% in 2019 to 45% in 2022, driving permanent change in workforce structure.

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