back to article Gartner: Global trade and politics sure look interesting. Yep. Oh, BTW, world+dog will still spend more on IT in 2019

Neither Britain's exit from the European Union, nor a trade tariff standoff between China and the US, nor uncertainty caused by talk of recession shall stymie tech spending this year, so say the tea-leaf readers at Gartner. Everyone's fave multimillion-dollar-turnover market research house forecast the IT industry's coffers …

  1. deadlockvictim Silver badge

    Past results rather than future performance

    Would you instead do a report card on how successful (or not) Gartner's predictions from one year ago were, please?

    It would allow for a more accurate judgement of how good Gartner's predictive power is.

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: Past results rather than future performance

      Their predictions are on-line - generally they appear to be quite accurate. For example they are saying, "Through 2021, social media scandals and security breaches will have effectively zero lasting consumer impact" and this is just a continuing trend. Their prediction is that nothing will get fixed, I don't know anyone who would disagree with that.

      The problem of course is that after two and a half years of detailed planning and discussion by our government we still have absolutely no idea at all what's going to happen on March 29th.

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