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The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

3% To 4% Growth As Forces Of Disruption Battle With Forces Of Continuity

January 9, 2017


  • By Andrew Bartels,
  • Nate Meneer
  • with Matthew Guarini,
  • Robert Valdovinos,
  • Karen Traikovich

Why Read This Report

2016 was a year of disruptions, both in the political world (Brexit, Trump's election) and in the technology world (cloud, artificial intelligence). CIOs will deal with those disruptions in 2017 and 2018, along with uncertainties about the nature and timing of their impacts. To help CIOs navigate these uncertainties, this report offers Forrester's projections for growth in the tech market, by region and country, by product, and by dimensions like spending on new projects or business technology, as well as advice on what to do if the economic backdrop is better or worse than our projections.

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Table of Contents

  • Five Characteristics Of The Global Tech Market In 2017 And 2018
  • Global Tech Spending Will Grow At Moderate 3% To 4% Rates
  • The US, China, And India Will Lead, With Europe And Japan Lagging
  • BT Spending To Support Revenue Will Bolster Tech Market Demand
  • Cloud Reshapes Tech Markets; Analytics And Cognitive — Not Yet
  • As Uncertainties Crystallize, Better Or Worse Outlooks Will Follow
  • Recommendations

  • Dealing With Uncertainties Becomes The New Certainty For CIOs
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