Worldwide Economic and Industry Assumptions, 1H18
This IDC Market Perspective outlines and discusses IDC's key global and industry assumptions for the 1H18 forecast cycle. To provide greater insight into the rationale behind the data and trends, this study outlines the overarching global and industry assumptions that serve as the foundation across the IDC Spending Guide body of research. "The impact of trade wars and economic and political intricacies on IT spending assumptions are quite complex and vary greatly by region and industry," states Karen Massey, research manager, Customer Insights and Analysis. "These broad reaching as well as unique complexities will impact the pace and depth at which organizations across the cloud leverage 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators to modernize their IT. In assessing the broad impact of macroeconomic assumptions on IT spending, IDC takes a nuanced industry perspective considering factors affecting business strategies, profitability, and sentiment for IT budget priorities and spending patterns."
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