This IDC Web Conference provides a review of and an outlook for IT spending. Overall IT spending has been relatively stable in 2015, in spite of economic wild cards, but the short-term outlook has more recently been clouded by an apparent downturn in China and a broad softening of PC spending during the second and third quarters. While the PC market is no longer the leading indicator for tech spending that it once was, it has been battered by many of the same trends that threaten to disrupt overall enterprise investment plans in the next 12 months: volatile exchange rates, weakening economic growth in some regions, fragile business confidence, and ongoing price erosion. On the other hand, service provider spending has remained strong as the buildout of cloud infrastructure continues, while mobile devices look set to post another year of double-digit value growth as consumers in emerging markets (including China) continue to adopt and upgrade to premium smartphones.
In this Web Conference, IDC's team of market analysts and economists review the latest IT spending data and leading economic indicators for IT buyer behavior, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from IDC's Worldwide Black Book, answering questions such as:
- What is the outlook for IT spending in China, and what impact might a downturn in China have on the IT industry overall?
- What impact could volatile exchange rates have on the IT market in the next 12 months?
- What's driving the recovery in Western Europe, and will it continue into 2016?
- What is the current state of IT spending in key emerging markets?
- Which IT market sectors have performed better than expected in 2015, and which are most likely to rebound in 2016?
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