back to article Surging US dollar curbs global IT budgets

Global IT spending is projected to fall 5.5 per cent to total $3.5tn in 2015 - but only because of the strong US dollar. Translated into constant currency, the worldwide IT market will grow 2.5 per cent compared with 2014, according to Gartner’s latest IT spending projections. So will US vendors raise prices outside their own …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It will not be surging for long

    Well, it will not be surging for long. Anyone with delusions that it will be just the Eu taking a BIG hit on the Greek debacle needs to reduce the frog pills dose.

    Timeo Danaos et "promises of repayment" ferentes

  2. Steve Knox

    “SaaS is about market share not profitability”, Gartner says.

    "But you're losing money on every customer! How do you stay in business!?"

    "Volume!"

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Many vendors will try not to raise prices in this sector"

    I assuming you mean in relation to Enterprise sector... In which case, I have to ask did Gartner write this report last year?

    Nearly all the big vendors we use have raised prices this year (Including VMWare and Microsoft products!). So much so that we're starting to turn full circle and look back at our open sources roots (we only moved to "Enterprise" products as the company started growing and we needed quick implementation and easy maintenance).

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