IT spending update, third quarter 2012

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Macro picture
  4. 2012 detailed segment growth
  5. Conclusion
  6. Methodology
  7. About Ralph Finos
  8. Further reading


While cloud, mobility, social, and analytics have been driving demand for IT products and services in 2012, the worldwide IT spending picture has become dimmer as the year has progressed: We’re looking at 5.1 percent worldwide IT spending growth in 2012.

The first in a new quarterly series of IT spending forecasts, this report is intended for vendors and users of IT technology to help them better align their technology and business strategies by identifying where their peers and competitors are focusing their investments in 2012. Additionally, this report creates a baseline context for evaluating the extent of adoption of emerging, innovative technologies.

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