Forrester: Global IT Operating Budget to Reach 2.13 trillion in 2007

Global purchases of IT goods and services will reach $1.55 trillion in 2007, growing by 5% following 8% increases in both 2005 and 2006, according to Forrester Research report "Global IT Spending And Investment Forecast, 2006 To 2007". 

Total global spending on technology goods, services, and staff — the global IT operating budget — will reach $2.13 trillion in 2007, up 6% from $2.02 trillion in 2006. The 2007 growth rate will be a slowdown from 8% in 2006.

Methodology and Sources: Forrester analyzed data on IT investment and economic growth reported by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and incorporated its data in the forecasting model that we use for US IT investment, purchases, and spending. We also analyzed the financial reports of 39 large IT vendors to identify results for different technologies in each of the major market geographies.

This report includes the following figures, available in downloadable PowerPoint and/or Excel spreadsheet format.

  • Global IT Investment And Purchases, 2001 To 2007
  • US And Americas IT Investment And Purchases, 2001 To 2007
  • Europe, The Middle East, And Africa IT Investment And Purchases, 2001 To 2007
  • Asia Pacific IT Investment And Purchases, 2001 To 2007
  • Regional Shares Of Global IT Purchases By IT Category, 2001 To 2007
  • Regional IT Purchases Growth Rates In Local Currencies, 2002 To 2007
  • The 15 Largest IT Markets For Purchased IT Goods And Services
  • Global IT Spending, 2001 To 2007
  • Americas IT Spending, 2001 To 2007
  • European IT Spending In Dollars And Local Currencies, 2001 To 2007
  • Asia Pacific IT Spending In Dollars And Local Currencies, 2001 To 2007
  • Regional IT Spending Growth Rates In Local Currencies, 2002 To 2007

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