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Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

  • Q3 2017
  • Q2 2017
  • Q1 2017
  • Q4 2016

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q17 Update

Gartner's forecast for 2017 worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth has been revised up 0.9% to 3.3% due to the continued decline of the U.S. dollar against other currencies in the forecast. Technology product management leaders should pay close attention to currency fluctuations in 2017.

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The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update

Gartner's forecast for 2017 worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth has been revised up 1.0% to 2.4%, an increase from 0.3% in 2016. The constant-currency forecast is unchanged at 3.3% for 2017. Technology product management leaders should pay close attention to currency fluctuations in 2017.

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The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 1Q17 Update

Gartner's forecast for 2017 worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth has been revised down 1.3% to 1.4%, a small increase from 0.4% in 2016. The constant-currency forecast has been increased 0.6% to 3.3% for 2017. Technology product management leaders should revise growth expectations accordingly.

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Source: Gartner Market Databook, 1Q17

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q16 Update

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised down 0.3% to 2.7%, a good increase from negative 0.6% in 2016. The constant-currency forecast remains 2.7% for 2017. Technology product management leaders should use this data to identify growth opportunities.

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Source: Gartner Market Databook, 4Q16

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Gartner Market Databook, 4Q15 Update

21 December 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.5% in 2016 on a constant-currency basis. However, currency rate changes will limit market growth to negative 0.6%. The constant-currency forecast for 2017 reflects an improvement to 2.7% growth.

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Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q16 Update

20 December 2016

Gartner's forecast for worldwide dollar-valued IT spending growth in 2016 has been revised to negative 0.3%, down from last quarter's flat 0.0%. This document, aimed at technology strategic planners, discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the third-quarter forecast.

Forecast Analysis: Enterprise IT Spending Across Vertical Industries, Worldwide, 3Q16 Update

29 November 2016

Worldwide enterprise IT spending for 2016 has been revised downward to $2.7 trillion, with a 1.3% annual growth rate in U.S. dollars and CAGR of 2.9% through 2020. We anticipate low to moderate growth in all industries for the remainder of 2016, with growth accelerating in 2017.

Forecast Alert: Internet of Things — Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2016

6 January 2017

Gartner's forecast for the Internet of Things has been revised down slightly to 6.5 billion endpoints shipped in 2020, with an installed base of 20.4 billion units. Both hardware and service spending have decreased, and total spending in 2020 is down 3% relative to the 2015 forecast.

Market Trends: Look Beyond Technology to Succeed in Blockchain

18 November 2016

Significant interest in blockchain from the banking, securities and insurance industries is confined mostly to proofs of concept, without ensuing production-level projects. To achieve growth, technology product management leaders must help clients build convincing business cases.

Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

16 December 2016

The worldwide IT services market will reach $938 billion in 2017, growing 4.6% in constant currency in 2016, or 4.2% in U.S. dollars. With outsourcing contributing 60% of market growth in constant currency, the market will reach $1.1 trillion in 2020.

Forecast: Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 4Q16 Update

16 December 2016

Gartner's forecast for 2016 global spending for enterprise software will be $367.3 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 6.9% over 2015. This forecast has not materially changed from the 3Q16 iteration, reflecting ongoing expectations of modest growth through the forecast period.

Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

20 December 2016

The total device market is expected to decline by 3.2% in units in 2016, with units remaining flat in 2017.

Forecast: PCs, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

19 December 2016

The worldwide PC market (desk-based PCs, notebooks and premium ultramobiles) will decline again in 2016, with units falling 7.0% to 268.0 million from 288.6 million in 2015. However, the market will stabilize in 2017 as PCs are upgraded to Windows 10.

Forecast: Printers, Copiers and MFPs, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update

19 December 2016

Worldwide printer, copier and multifunction product shipments will decline by 3.4% in 2016. The five-year compound annual growth rate through 2020 is projected at negative 1.8%.

Forecast: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 4Q16 Update

20 December 2016

Despite lower estimates in router, campus switching and network security projections, upward revisions in our WLAN and data center switching forecasts led to an increase in overall market spending, by 1.0% for 2016, 0.4% for 2017 and 0.7% for 2018, compared with last quarter's forecast update.

Forecast: Unified Communications, Worldwide, 2013-2020, 4Q16 Update

21 December 2016

Global end-user spending on unified communications will exhibit a 3.2% compound annual growth rate from 2015 through 2020, reaching $43.4 billion in 2020. Cloud telephony and cloud-based web-conferencing services are projected to yield 16.9% and 7.5% respective CAGRs.

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

3 November 2016

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and metrics used for forecast and market share statistics are detailed and updated in this report.

Identify Growth Opportunities Across the IT Market Primer for 2016

25 January 2016

In an IT market shaped by ongoing innovation, providers' business strategists require a clear, cohesive vision for melding technology, business process and financial management. Gartner's 2016 agenda will help them create this vision and identify where and how to target their portfolios.