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  • Moving from Crisis to Recovery

    How Tech Builds Business Resiliency and Enables Agility


    As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has proven to be key in keeping businesses afloat by enabling remote work, agile business, and external digital engagement. In the longer-term, organizations will leverage technology to underpin every process, initiative, and value chain as they journey to the next normal. More now than ever, organizations are looking for new ideas and emerging best practices from their technology partners.

    Moving From Crisis to Recovery: Why Tech is Critical to Success
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    The Challenge of Selling in the Next Normal
    How IDC Can Help

    The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery

    Leveraging Technology to Flatten the Curve and Emerge Digitally Fit

    IDC's vision of the Future Enterprise is an organization that underpins business processes with technology, is fueled by innovation, is platform-enabled, and ecosystem-centric. The pandemic underscored the importance of digital transformation in the eyes of CEOs who now find themselves at a decision point – to follow the same course of cost cutting as previous recessions have dictated - or to flatten their own organization's recessionary curve by leveraging technology.

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    IDC Covid-19 Tech Index

    The IDC COVID-19 Tech Index is a leading indicator for IT spending, which is designed to provide rapid updates to changes in buyer sentiment and underlying market indicators before these are factored into official market and macroeconomic forecasts.

    The Index is based on surveys of enterprise IT buyers around the world, who are asked to provide guidance on a variety of factors including general business confidence, overall IT spending plans and specific changes to budget allocations for individual technologies.

    Additionally, the index score is weighted with a composite of 'market indicators' which includes macroeconomic forecasts adjusted every two weeks and calibrated with inputs relating to medical data, social isolation measures and the impact of government stimulus in order that the index score can move more quickly than traditional forecasts.

    The worldwide Index is based on scale of 1000, where a score above 1000 indicates growth and below 1000 indicates a decline in IT spending; IT buyers were asked to provide guidance on IT spending plans; market indicators reflect a composite of macroeconomic factors; some historical buyer intent data is estimated from analysis of previous surveys and relationship with forecasts published during this timeframe.

    IDC COVID-19 Tech Index - Worldwide

    June 19, 2020 Update

  • Index is now broadly stable and in line with IT spending forecasts

  • Reflects big declines in Q2 and anticipated gradual recovery in 2H

  • IDC Covid-19 Tech Index

    The IDC COVID-19 Tech Index is a leading indicator for IT spending, which is designed to provide rapid updates to changes in buyer sentiment and underlying market indicators before these are factored into official market and macroeconomic forecasts.

    The Index is based on surveys of enterprise IT buyers around the world, who are asked to provide guidance on a variety of factors including general business confidence, overall IT spending plans and specific changes to budget allocations for individual technologies.

    Additionally, the index score is weighted with a composite of 'market indicators' which includes macroeconomic forecasts adjusted every two weeks and calibrated with inputs relating to medical data, social isolation measures and the impact of government stimulus in order that the index score can move more quickly than traditional forecasts.

    The regional Index is based on scale of 1000, where a score above 1000 indicates growth and below 1000 indicates a decline in IT spending.

    IDC COVID-19 Tech Index - Regional

    June 19, 2020 Update

  • US IT buyer confidence showing signs of improvement in some sectors
  • Index is now weakest in Europe; buyer confidence has dropped in the UK this month
  • Asia Pacific firms are still the most optimistic, with expected budget increases in China
  • IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition
    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition is the industry standard for up to date global IT forecasts. It includes monthly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 100 countries and is the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents. Learn More
    Coronavirus Impact:

    IT Spending 2020-2023

    Worldwide IT Spending YoY Growth,
    May 2020 Forecast

    Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories


    Source: Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (May 2020)

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition
    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition is the industry standard for up to date global IT forecasts. It includes monthly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 100 countries and is the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents. Learn More
    Coronavirus Impact:

    IT Spending by Technology

    Worldwide YoY 2020 Growth (constant currency)
    May Forecasts

    Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories


    Source: Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (May 2020)

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition
    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition is the industry standard for up to date global IT forecasts. It includes monthly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 100 countries and is the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents. Learn More
    Coronavirus Impact:

    IT Spending by Region

    Worldwide YoY 2020 Growth (constant currency)
    May Forecasts

    Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories


    Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (May 2020)

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