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  • Report Tech Budget Outlooks For France, Germany, And The UK In A COVID-19 Recession

    A Best Case Of A 5% To 7% Drop In Tech Spending In 2020 And An Alternative With Declines Of 8% To 9% In 2020 And No Growth In 2021

    Europe's major economies of France, Germany, and the UK had been struggling coming into 2020, though with some signs of improvement. The COVID-19 virus and public health policies to contain its...

  • Report Canadian Tech Budget Outlooks In A COVID-19 Recession

    A Best-Case Scenario Of A 6.7% Drop In Tech Spending In 2020 And An Alternate Scenario Of An 11.3% Decline With Weak 2021 Growth

    Canada's economy had been slowing in late 2019, putting downward pressure on its tech market coming into 2020. The COVID-19 virus and Canada's containment efforts have pushed Canada into a...

  • Report Australia Tech Market Outlook, 2020 To 2021

    The COVID-19 Recession Will Wipe Out Already Slowing Growth
    June 22, 2020 | Sam Higgins, Andrew Bartels

    In mid-2019, CIOs prepared budgets and tech vendors set marketing plans for the future — but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Forecasting has become increasingly difficult, but...

  • Report Where To Adjust Tech Budgets In The Pandemic Recession

    Our Checklist For Where Companies With Different Degrees Of Stress Should Look For Tech Savings And Investment Opportunities
    May 19, 2020 | Andrew Bartels, Bobby Cameron

    Businesses around the world are facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. CIOs and their business partners will be expected to make bigger cuts to tech budgets...

  • Report US Tech Budget Outlooks In A COVID-19 Recession

    A Best-Case Scenario Of A 5% Drop In Tech Spending In 2020 And An Alternative Scenario With Declines Of 9% In 2020 And 5% In 2021
    April 9, 2020 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and tech vendors in the US are facing an uncertain and rapidly deteriorating economic outlook as a result of efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus and its life- and health-threatening impacts....

  • Report 2020 To 2021 US Tech Budgets: The Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Tighten Their 2020 To 2021 Tech Budgets Based On Slowing But Still Positive US Economic Growth
    March 3, 2020 | Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2020 and 2021 is getting darker, but growth will still be positive with a low risk of an actual downturn. In this report, we provide our 2020 to 2021 forecasts for...

  • Report Global Tech Market Outlook For 2020 To 2021

    Global Markets Settle Into 3% Growth
    January 30, 2020 | Andrew Bartels

    2018 was a very good year for the global tech market. But 2019 was more challenging, and 2020 and 2021 will be even more so in many countries. The US/China trade war, a UK exit from the EU, and...

  • Report The Global SaaS Landscape, 2019 To 2022: Some Categories Grow, While Some Reach Saturation

    December 30, 2019 | Liz Herbert, Andrew Bartels

    Enterprise software buyers continue to turn to software-as-a-service (SaaS) to meet demands for agile business and customer experience — for both new purchases and modernization of aging...

  • Report The ePurchasing Market Is Growing Almost Twice As Fast As The Overall Software Market

    Specialists Are Holding Their Own Against Suites
    November 8, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    Software that supports business sourcing, contracting, purchasing, and vendor management — which Forrester calls ePurchasing — will continue to see strong demand as firms maximize the value and...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook By Country For 2019 To 2020

    The UK And Italy Will Weaken In 2020, While Sweden Will Remain Strong
    October 9, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    In a related report, we provide our overview of the outlook and key trends in the European tech market as a whole. But many European CIOs operate within specific national tech markets, not just at...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Continued Weak Economic Growth Holds Back The Value Of Technology
    October 9, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    European CIOs should expect more challenging economic conditions in 2019 and especially in 2020, which will constrain tech budget growth. CIOs in the UK and Italy should brace for tech budget cuts:...

  • Report Now Tech: Spend Analytics Solutions, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 16 Spend Analytics Providers
    July 11, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    You can use spend analytics software to identify sourcing opportunities, find sources of spending contract leakage, and understand your firm's external spending for financial management purposes....

  • Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Canadian Tech Spending Will Moderate After Strong Growth In 2017 And 2018
    July 10, 2019 | Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    The Canadian tech market will see moderate growth in 2019 and 2020. Near-term prospects for Canadian economic growth appear shaky due to the collapse of oil prices in Q4 of 2018 and persistent...

  • Report The Public Cloud Market Outlook, 2019 To 2022

    Public Cloud Growth Continues To Power Tech Spending
    July 2, 2019 | Andrew Bartels, Dave Bartoletti, John Rymer

    Public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) have fundamentally reshaped the way enterprises consume technology — and how they...

  • Report Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Growth Will Remain Steady Unless China's Or Japan's Economy Slows
    March 18, 2019 | Andrew Bartels, Frederic Giron

    Asia Pacific (AP) CIOs can expect tech market growth of 4% or more in 2019 and 2020, although trade frictions and slowing economies could halve that. Many AP firms, still at the early stages of...

  • Report The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Tougher Times Are Ahead As We Move Away From 2018's Peak Growth Rates
    February 11, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    When CIOs look back in five years, they will probably mark 2018 as the best year for tech budgets over that period. To help CIOs navigate these shifting tech waters and prepare for tougher times,...

  • Report 2019 US Tech Budgets: Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Make Their 2019 Plans With A Solid Understanding Of What's Going On In Their Industry
    February 6, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2019 is generally positive, with projected growth of 6.1% only slightly slower than its 2018 growth. But in that broad picture, different industries will face very...

  • Report 2019 US Tech Budget Outlook: What CIOs Should Expect

    Look For Continued Strong Tech Growth, But With Some Weakening And More Risks
    December 7, 2018 | Andrew Bartels

    With US firms finalizing their 2019 tech budget plans, we provide our current forecast for the 2019 US tech market across multiple dimensions, including by tech category, by business technology...