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Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016

  • Author:Nora
  • Release on :2016-01-19

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014 and 2014 spending levels will not be surpassed until 2019.

"The rising US dollar is the villain behind 2015 results," said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. "US multinationals' revenues faced currency headwinds in 2015. However, in 2016 those headwinds go away and they can expect an additional 5% growth."

The devices market (PCs, ultra-mobiles, mobile phones, tablets and printers) is forecast to decline 1.9% in 2016. The combination of economic conditions preventing countries such as Russia, Japan and Brazil from returning to stronger growth, together with a shift in phone spending in emerging markets to lower-cost phones, is overlaid with weak tablet adoption in regions where there was an expectation of growth.

Ultra-mobile premium devices are expected to drive the PC market forward with the move to Windows 10 and Intel Skylake-based PCs. Gartner has slightly reduced the speed of adoption over the forecast period, as buying in Eurasia, Japan, and the Middle East and North Africa moves away from purchasing these relatively more expensive devices in the short term, but expect them to revert back to buying in 2017 as the economic environment stabilizes.

Data center systems' spending is projected to reach US$75 billion in 2016, a 3% increase from 2015. The server market is the segment that has seen the largest change since the previous quarter's forecast. The server market has seen stronger-than-expected demand from the hyper-scale sector, which has lasted longer than expected. Typically, this segment has spikey demand which lasts for a couple of quarters before moderating. Demand in this segment is expected to continue to be strong through 2016.