This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the worldwide IT leasing and financing market in the top 25 countries. It also updates Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing 2015–2018 Forecast: Top 25 Countries (IDC #255757, May 2015), which is the previous forecast published for this market.
"From an IT investment point of view, IDC expects businesses to acquire core infrastructure assets for strategic business initiatives, but the evaluation process for new on-premise assets will be weighed carefully against alternatives such as cloud options or service providers (SPs). This is a key shift as most businesses have now deployed IT cloud projects and will ramp up this activity as a way to shift expenses to business projects instead of IT expenditures." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, IDC's Technology Financing Strategies