TECH SUPPLIER Sep 2020 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US46858920

Wave 11: The Latest U.S. Printing Spending Data Shows the Worst Results Since the Inception of This Study

By: Keith KmetzProgram Vice President, Imaging, Printing & Document Solutions


This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the Wave 11 data collected from August 26 to September 6 and compares it with the past 10 data sets, starting in March.

In this 11th data set, the U.S. printer spending offers little hope for 2020. While the streak of consecutive negative response increases was broken in the Wave 10 data, these results show negativity increasingly considerably. The positive responses almost disappeared, with only 5% anticipating any positive impact. In Wave 11, the negative responses increased from 42% to 58%, with the rest being neutral. In addition, the U.S. data is significantly more negative than the overall worldwide data set.

We continue to examine the massive impact that the COVID-19 has had on the global economy and IT spending. Its presence has literally shutdown worldwide operations in business, in education, and across all facets of society.

In this latest data set, IDC combines the responses from Waves 1–11 to provide a timeline over the past several months regarding the perceptions and expectations for U.S. printer spending trends.


Subscriptions Covered

Hardcopy Core Market Analysis , Hardcopy Industry Transformation , Next-Gen Document Services , Print Consumables , Print in the "Paperless" Society

Regions Covered

United States

Topics Covered

COVID-19, Global IT and economic markets, Printers

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