State of the Market Q4 2016: IT Spending Review and Outlook

State of the Market Q4 2016: IT Spending Review and Outlook

Feb 16, 2017

Framingham, MA, United States

Details

Event Details

State of the Market Q4 2016: IT Spending Review and Outlook

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

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Amidst an uncertain global economy and a volatile political landscape, the IT market has continued to post positive signals in recent months, with signs of recovery emerging gradually in many technologies, geographies, and industries. Cloud Service Providers are ramping up for another cycle of investment in infrastructure hardware, while the PC market is finally heading in the right direction after a prolonged period when many questioned the long-term future of the PC itself. The consumer boom in mobile device adoption may have finally reached its limit in many mature economies, but there are still key opportunities for growth in emerging markets across regions such as Africa, while the mobile ecosystem will remain a key driver of business ICT spending over the next decade. Meanwhile, enterprise adoption of software and services around 3rd Platform and Innovation Accelerator segments, including Big Data and the Internet of Things, shows no sign of losing steam. However, downside risks continue to linger and IT vendors continue to face the challenge of replacing old or declining products and services with new, emerging revenue streams. The state of the economy may determine whether there are more winners than losers in the year ahead, but there will be both.

In this IDC Web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest IT spending data and leading economic indicators for IT buyer behavior, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book and Semiannual IT Spending Guide by Industry and Company Size, answering questions such as:

  • What impact will economic and political factors have on the ICT industry in 2017?
  • Which emerging markets will represent the next opportunities for double-digit growth and expansion?
  • What are the key trends in IT Spending by industry, and how do these trends compare across regions?
  • How does IT budgeting in large enterprises compare with SMB spending this year, and what is the outlook for the public sector?
  • What are the downside risks which should be factored into the current ICT market outlook, and which segments might be most affected?

Session Speakers:

Stephen Minton, Vice President, Customer Insight and Analysis

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Agenda

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

State of the Market Q4 2016: IT Spending Review and Outlook

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:02 PM

Topic and Speaker Introductions

IDC Web Conference Host

12:02 PM - 12:45 PM

State of the Market Q4 2016: IT Spending Review and Outlook

Vice President, Customer Insights & Analysis , IDC

12:45 PM - 12:58 PM

Participant Q&A

12:58 PM - 1:00 PM

Conclusions/Wrap-up

IDC Web Conference Host