This IDC Web Conference reviews the latest IT spending data and leading economic indicators for IT buyer behavior. Amid warning signs that the global economy may be teetering on the brink of another slowdown or crisis, the outlook for IT spending in 2016 has grown more uncertain. While businesses in most industries have continued to prioritize strategic initiatives including cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, and mobility, many organizations are also preparing contingency plans that could produce rapid cuts to capital spending in the event of downside scenarios. Meanwhile, firms in emerging markets continue to grapple with the impact of weak commodity prices and currency devaluation, with China casting the biggest shadow.
This document reviews the latest IT spending data and leading economic indicators for IT buyer behavior, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC's Worldwide Black Book, answering questions such as:
- What is the new outlook for tech spending in China, and how is the economic slowdown there impacting the outlook for other IT markets?
- Which market segments are most at risk from downside scenarios in 2016?
- What are the key leading indicators to monitor for signs of change in global IT market sentiment?
- How did IT spending in 2015 compared to previous expectations, and what does this tell us about the outlook for 2016?
- What are the key market hot spots that are expected to post the strongest returns in the near term?