IT Spending To See Modest Growth In 2013
Outlays on personal devices and enterprise software expected to lead global recovery in IT market, according to forecasts from Gartner and Forrester.
Global spending on IT products and services should grow in the low- to mid-single digits over the next 12 months, according to forecasts published Thursday.
Gartner predicts spending to increase 4.2% compared to 2012, to $3.7 trillion, or 3.9% when the effects of changes in exchange rates are excluded. Forrester is calling for a 5.4% uptick in worldwide IT spending in 2013, to $1.8 trillion, or a 3.3% gain excluding exchange rate shifts. Unlike Gartner, Forrester does not include spending on telecom products and services in its forecasts.
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