Meet the Challenges
from COVID-19 Head On

Anticipate Market Changes and Keep Business Moving


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the global economy at nearly every level and IT markets will not be spared. Based on early indicators from the first quarter, IDC expects to see a significant slowdown in spending during the first half of 2020 as the crisis reverberates through all sectors of the economy. The outlook for the second half of the year, and beyond, remains uncertain as the scope of the virus and its impact on production, supply chains, and demand will determine when the recovery phase begins and how quickly it progresses.

In the weeks and months ahead IDC will continuously update our market data and outlook to reflect our best understanding of what is happening in IT markets worldwide to ensure that our customers have the information they need to make critical business decisions.

A message from
IDC President,
Crawford Del Prete
Coronavirus Impact:

Worldwide IT Spending Forecasts

Worldwide YoY IT Spending Growth 2020
(% constant currency)

Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories

The Probable and Pessimistic scenarios reflect IDC's latest estimates of the possible impact on all technologies.


Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (February 2020)

Coronavirus Impact:

IT Spending 2020-2023

Worldwide IT Spending YoY Growth,
February 2020 Forecast

Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories

The Probable and Pessimistic scenarios reflect IDC's latest estimates of the possible impact on all technologies.


Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (February 2020)

Coronavirus Impact:

IT Spending by Technology 2020

Worldwide YoY 2020 Growth (constant currency),
February Forecasts

Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories

The Probable and Pessimistic scenarios reflect IDC's latest estimates of the possible impact on all technologies.


Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (February 2020)

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