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    Report The 2018 Outlook For US Industries And Their Tech Budgets

    Chemicals And Insurance Lead The Way; Government And Media And Entertainment Are Lagging
    December 13, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    As CIOs and their business partners develop their tech budget plans based on their business' strategy and requirements, it can be useful to look at what other firms are doing, especially firms in...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Canadian Tech Buyers Focus On The BT Agenda In Cautious Times

    Canadian CIOs are grappling with a mixed bag of economic news. While better than expected GDP growth continues to provide reasons for optimism, a struggling energy sector, an overheated housing...

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    Report 2017 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    Use Our Benchmarks To Transform Your Tech Budget, Not Just Defend It
    March 28, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs feel ambivalent about tech budget benchmarks. They need them to respond to CEO and CFO questions about tech spending levels, but they also know the top-line metrics don't really say much. This...

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    Report 2017 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Steady US Economic Growth And The BT Agenda Will Drive 5% Tech Market Growth In 2017
    October 17, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and their business partners prepare their tech budget plans based on their own businesses' strategy and requirements. Still, it can be useful to look at what other firms are doing, especially...

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    Report Market Overview: Data Loss Prevention

    DLP Suite Adoption Holds Steady As DLP Becomes A Feature And Managed Services Offer An Attractive Option
    May 2, 2016 | Heidi Shey

    Policies to control data use and movement require enforcement mechanisms. Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities give security and risk (S&R) professionals the means to enforce those policies and...

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    Report How Enterprise Smart Glasses Will Drive Workforce Enablement

    Forecast: US Enterprise Adoption And Usage Of Smart Glasses
    April 21, 2016 | J. P. Gownder

    While Google Glass missed in the consumer realm, it made an impact on enterprises by popularizing the concept of smart glasses. Today, much richer, more sophisticated offerings offer new...

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    Report Brief: China Tech Spending By Industry, 2016

    Digital Business Drives Tech Spending In China
    April 5, 2016 | Frank Liu

    China's recent macroeconomic performance has cast a veil of uncertainty over the prospects for global economic growth in 2016. Similarly, many vertical industries in China will continue to grow...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Canadian Tech Buyers Showed Signs Of Life In 2015, But That Will Fade In 2016
    March 21, 2016 | Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Charlotte Wang

    CIOs in Canada must prepare to make important decisions to fast-track their adoption of cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS). While 2016 to 2017 promises to be a tumultuous period for...

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    Report China Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    Business Technology Enables Digital Transformation In China
    February 3, 2016 | Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach $147 billion in 2016 as organizations accelerate digital transformation initiatives by rapidly increasing their business technology investments. This report...

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    Report 2016 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    What You Need To Know About What Your Industry Peers Are Spending On Business And Information Technologies
    January 21, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    Every year, CIOs look for tech budget benchmarks to defend tech spending levels to business partners and to help determine where their firm may be overspending or underspending on technology. In...

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    Report 2016 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Where The BT Agenda Is Driving The Most Change
    November 17, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners are preparing their 2016 tech budget plans. To help, this report provides our current forecast for the US tech market in aggregate, by...

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    Report 2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For European Countries

    Better Growth Outside The Eurozone Than Within
    October 9, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Will Europe's modest economic expansion strengthen or go into reverse? Will China's economic slowdown and the ongoing geopolitical conflict with Russia put a dent into European exports? What will...

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    Report 2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

    Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico
    September 14, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

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    Report The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars
    August 31, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015....

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    Report European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar
    August 10, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided...

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    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand
    June 29, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

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    Report China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown
    April 17, 2015 | Frank Liu

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and...

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    Report US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

    October 22, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech...

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    Report At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe

    Modest Growth Of 2.3% For 2014
    July 10, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    The European tech market has been down so long that sooner or later it was bound to turn up. Sooner is here. With most European economies emerging from recession, and Germany, Poland, and the UK...

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    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2014 And 2015 — Solid, Steady Growth

    Customer-Facing Technologies Will See The Fastest Growth
    April 24, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    Our updated US tech market forecast indicates that US CIOs can plan for 6% to 7% increases in their tech budgets in 2014 and 2015, after several years in which they have had to be cautious in their...

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    Report Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying
    April 8, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still,...

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    Report A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand
    March 11, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

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    Report China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market
    November 18, 2013 | Bryan Wang

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

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    Report Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business
    October 31, 2013 | Christopher Mines, Michele Pelino

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014
    October 25, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...