IT Spending Forecasts

IT spending forecasts project the money spent on technology infrastructure and support systems.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: European Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    3% Growth Lags Behind The US's 6% In 2018, With A Continued Slowdown To 0.8% In 2019

    September 13, 2018 Andrew Bartels

    European business and government CIOs enjoyed better-than-expected economic conditions in 2017, which encouraged decent growth of almost 4% in 2017 tech budgets. But the second half of 2018 and 2019 will be more challenging. CIOs must balance investments in business technology (BT) to help their firms win, serve, and retain customers with the need to upgrade their back-office systems as well as concerns about slowing economic growth in the future. This report helps CIOs find their own balance points between caution and BT investment.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Capitalize On SaaS CRM Solutions With Better Governance

    Organization: The CRM Playbook

    August 20, 2018 Kate Leggett

    Organizations increasingly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM solutions, but few have adapted their governance processes and policies to get maximum value out of those solutions. The move to the cloud will force organizations to reconsider governance to take Agile development methodologies into account. This report defines SaaS CRM solution governance practices during each phase of the project life cycle — planning, implementation, and ongoing development — and includes best practices for managing cloud solution vendors. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: US Tech Spending Forecast Highlights The Digital Services Divide

    Shifts In Tech Spending And Overall Economic Outlook Will Amplify The Reshuffling Of The Services Market

    July 19, 2018 Liz Herbert, Amanda LeClair

    Major shifts in tech spending mean new winners and losers in the services market. This report discusses the effects of 2018 tech spending on the services market and key trends CIOs must consider when deciding on strategic services partners. This report complements the Forrester report "US Tech Market Outlook For 2018 And 2019."

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: US Tech Market Outlook For 2018 And 2019

    Cloud Powers Tech Spend To Nearly 7% Growth And Software To 8% Growth

    July 2, 2018 Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers will see positive fundamentals in 2018 and 2019. This report lays out Forrester's analysis of how conflicting forces will affect US tech markets in 2018 and 2019 and how CIOs should position their firms' tech spending plans.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    5% Growth In 2018 Will Slow To Under 4% In 2019

    June 26, 2018 Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    The Canadian tech market will continue to post solid growth, but several factors may slow growth in 2019. Uncertainty around the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) combined with concerns about Canadian household debt and real estate market threaten to undermine business investment. Meanwhile, new public cloud offerings in Canada are presenting CIOs with a fresh set of opportunities to modernize their IT infrastructure and direct more cash flow to business technology (BT) projects. Understand how Forrester expects Canadian CIOs to balance these opportunities and uncertainties.

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