Forecast Report

The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

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

January 9th, 2017
Andrew Bartels, null
Andrew Bartels
Nate Meneer, null
Nate Meneer
With contributors:
Matthew Guarini , Robert Valdovinos , Karen Traikovich


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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