State of the Market: Mid-Year 2012 IT Spending Review & Forecast
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
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Despite the persistent economic uncertainty, global IT markets entered the year on a wave of cautious optimism after the strong performance of 2011. Hardware shipments, new software sales, and project-based IT services looked on course to defy the sense of pessimism and anxiety which had once again begun to cloud other sectors of the global economy. Did this momentum hold strong in the first half of 2012, or has IT spending begun to show signs of weakness and slowdown? IT markets in Europe were already in retreat, but to what extent has this downward cycle spread to other regions? Are we on course for a strong second half of the year, or should we hunker down and prepare for a storm?
In this Web conference, Stephen Minton of IDC's Global Technology and Industry Research Organization will discuss the latest IT market data and analysis, answering questions such as:
- Which tech markets performed the strongest in the first half of 2012, and which have been most impacted by economic slowdown or uncertainty?
- What are the downside and upside scenarios for the second half of the year, and which sectors are most likely to be affected if the global economy takes a turn for the worse?
- To what extent are CIOs and business managers altering their IT spending plans, and why?
- How are the U.S., Asia, and other regions being impacted by the crisis in Europe?
- Which markets are likely to emerge with the strongest momentum in 2013?
Stephen Minton, Vice President, Global Technology and Industry Research Organization
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