State of the Market: IT Spending Mid-Year 2012 Review & Forecast
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time
Macroeconomic indicators stabilized in the first quarter of 2012, although downside risks continue to linger. In particular, the ongoing debt crisis in Europe continues to cast a shadow over the global economy and IT market. Some European countries have already entered a double-dip recession, and others may follow within the next 3-6 months. Stock markets in the U.S. are proof of improving confidence in the resilience of the global economic recovery, and China has so far avoided the hard landing predicted by pessimistic economists, but this momentum remains fragile and vulnerable.
In the face of this volatility, how has IT spending performed in the first quarter of 2012, and what is the outlook for the remainder of the year? In this Web conference, IDC's IT spending analysts and economists will answer questions such as:
- What effect is the ongoing debt crisis having on IT investments within Western Europe?
- How has the recovery in economic confidence affected IT spending in the U.S., and what are the downside risks which could derail this momentum?
- Is China showing any signs of fragility in IT spending, and are other emerging markets displaying any shift in leading indicators?
- Which technology markets will see the strongest growth in the second half of 2012, and which are more vulnerable to a downside scenario?
- Stephen Minton, Vice President, Global Technology and Industry Research Organization
- Anna Toncheva, Program Manager and Economist, Global Technology and Industry Research Organization
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