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Digital Planet 2010
The World Information Technology and Services Alliances, WITSA, October 2010
The world is a much-changed place in the two years since the 2008 release of Digital Planet. Back then, information and communications technology (ICT) spending was expected to enter a period of moderating growth, indicative of its continuing maturity as an industry sector. Instead, the Great Recession fostered a decline of 3.0% in global ICT spending in 2009, thereby resetting the industry growth trajectory to one that will take until beyond 2013 to fully recover.
Digital Planet 2010 continues the global ICT expansion story begun in Digital Planet 1998 and updated in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Here, in a single comprehensive volume, covering the world’s 75 largest ICT buying nations and regions, is the fact-based tale of the digital revolution. WITSA publishes this guide to help policy makers, technology developers and the general public understand the ICT trends reshaping society today, from the global marketplace to the local classroom.
Digital Planet 2010 brings current the 2008 version of this book. Continuing the breadth of coverage and comprehensive data of ICT spending in over 10 vertical market segments, this edition also differs from earlier works in a number of important ways:
- Detailed data are available on 75 countries as opposed to 70 in the past
- Forecast data extends through 2013 versus 2011 in the last printed edition
Digital Planet is a unique publication. The IHS Global Insight methodology provides detailed estimates and forecasts of market segment size and growth characteristics. The analysis focuses on industry segments in 75 countries.
The market segment analyses for IT products and services are undertaken in the context of IHS Global Insight’s comprehensive and integrated modeling system. A thorough top-down/bottomup analytical approach draws on the firm’s economic analysis services and numerous outside sources. To provide detailed and accurate market data and forecasts, Global Insight’s economists and analysts use the firm’s core strengths in international macroeconomic, industry, demographic, and regional forecasting. They augment these capabilities with other databases and resources to provide a complete solution. The approach integrates data, information, and support in a waythat few organizations can match.
The business market is segmented into industry groups in 75 countries. This detailed bottom-up analysis is combined with the top-down view of total IT usage of each product and service in each segment to blend the best aspects of both approaches.
Published by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Based on research by IHS Global Insight, Inc.
Letter from the WITSA Chairman
About IHS Global Insight
Introduction: A Picture of the Digital Planet
Complete List of Countries
- United States
- Bolivia Brazil
- Costa Rica
- The World Information Technology and Services Alliance
- Czech Republic
- Denmark Finland
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirate
- South Africa
- Chinese Taipei
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- Sri Lanka
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