This IDC study contains the worldwide and U.S. IT consulting spending forecast for 2013-2017. The document describes the market opportunities in the Americas, EMEA, Asia/Pacific, and the United States and explores the relative impact of technology adoption on consulting purchases. It provides several recommendations for IT consulting vendors and purchasers of IT consulting services.
"2013 will be the year of spending growth revival for the worldwide IT consulting market. However, continuous economic uncertainty in the mature markets, coupled with the current business drivers of cost control and operational efficiency for utilizing ITC services, will result in relatively mediocre spending growth rates through 2017 compared with the high rates seen prior to the global economic crises," said Ali Zaidi, senior analyst, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Business Strategies at IDC.