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Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing 2015 Top 10 Predictions: The 3rd Platform Overtakes the 2nd Platform

Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing 2015 Top 10 Predictions: The 3rd Platform Overtakes the 2nd Platform

This IDC study examines the 2015 top 10 predictions for the IT leasing and financing market and addresses key trends within the worldwide IT markets that will impact IT leasing and financing providers.

"Using the same offers and tools will not secure future financing business. Businesses want financing tools that help measure usage for chargeback purposes and smoothly transition from 2nd Platform to 3rd Platform solutions." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, Technology Financing Strategies

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Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Prediction #1: Worldwide IT and Telecom Spending Will Grow Modestly to 3.8% in 2015
Prediction #2: The Greater Cloud Market Will Hit $118 Billion, Growing to Over $200 Billion by 2018
Prediction #3: IT leasing and Financing Market Will Reach $172.5 Billion by 2018
Prediction #4: Datacenter Spending Growth Will Continue to Shift Toward Cloud Service Providers and Away from Enterprises
Prediction #5: Cloud Service Providers Will Drive a New Renaissance in Hardware Innovation
Prediction #6: Vendor Consolidation Will Continue Across the Server, Storage, Software, and Networking Silos
Prediction #7: Partners Will Also Be Challenged by 3rd Platform Transitions
Prediction #8: Portable PC Market Will Remain Strong in the Short Term
Prediction #9: Tablets Will Continue to Make Headway into Businesses in Certain Vertical Markets and Job Functions
Prediction #10: 2015 Will Perhaps Be the Year That the International Accounting Standards Board and Financial Accounting Standards Board Finally Approve the Lease Accounting Standards
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