back to article Chin up. 2019's been tough on IT spending – but next year will be great, Gartner says so

Gartner analysts at its annual IT Symposium/Xpo shindig in Florida reckon IT spending is on the way up next year, despite dire predictions for the rest of this year. They reckon overall sales will be up 0.4 per cent for 2019 compared to 2018, the lowest growth forecast so far. But for 2020, Gartner believes growth of 3.7 per …

  1. IceC0ld Silver badge

    But next year will be great

    wake me up when they decide to spend more on wages :o)

    1. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

      It needs to be said...

      It needs to be said that as ever, Gartner have no better idea as to what next year holds any more than a fairground fortune teller. And they have hardly been accurate over the last few years anyway.

      But hey, they have to get their corporate subscriptions in right?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Brexit bonus?

    "an increasingly complex regulatory world, with additional tariffs, multiple and conflicting privacy laws, and greater threats from hackers"

    Not to mention the new UK Govt VAT and Customs systems. It should provide work for returning UK techies as their EU contracts fail to be renewed.

  3. phuzz Silver badge

    What exactly is the point of Gartner? They either predict something that even a small child can see, or they just make overly optimistic predictions (like this one) which are doomed to irrelevance.

    What sort of person are these aimed at? I assume C-level execs who need a bit of cheering up, but who have such poor memories that they forget that the last Gartner 'study' they read turned out to be bollocks.

  4. EnviableOne Bronze badge

    Really we need a gartner report for this

    Ok so in 2020 the following go EOL:

    Windows 7, Server 2008 (And R2), Office 2010, Exchange 2010, win10 1709, 1803 and 1903

    and thats just microsoft

    Adobe has said its killing Flash and Reader/Acrobat Classic, RHEL 7 dies a death, ESXi 5.5 passess into the sunset

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