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 Forecast Update, 2016–2020: Top 25 Countries, December 2016 (IDC #US42011616, December 2016), which is the previous forecast published for this market.
"The forecast for IT leasing and financing markets continues to trend positively, as customers still embrace the advantages that leasing offers like preservation of capital, protection from technology obsolescence, and life-cycle asset management. However, the source of demand for leasing will continue to evolve as service providers will become the main buyer of IT equipment throughout the forecast period. Diversification of financing and payment solutions is required to meet the changing needs of this buyer." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, IDC's Technology Financing Strategies