IDC Press Release
Shipments of smart phones and tablets buoy overall market
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., August 5, 2013 – According to the new International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Black Book Query Tool, Version 2, 2013 (Doc #242462), the economic slowdown in China has driven IDC to lower its expectations for worldwide IT spending growth this year. IDC now forecasts IT spending growth of 4.6% in constant currency for 2013, down from the previous forecast of 4.9% growth and a sharp deceleration from last year’s growth of almost 6%. Despite the lower forecast, IDC expects IT spending will reach $2 trillion for the first time ever in 2013. Meanwhile, total ICT spending, including telecommunications services, will increase by 3.8% at constant currency to $3.6 trillion.