This IDC study contains the worldwide and U.S. IT consulting spending forecast for 2015-2019. 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 also provides several recommendations for IT consulting vendors and purchasers of IT consulting services.
"The uncertainty in the global economy continued in 2014 and resulted in spending hold back in most regions for IT consulting. The worldwide ITC spending growth will further slow down in 2015 as spending in the mature markets will continue to be down and also because the buying confidence in most emerging markets is slow to pick up. As a result, growth is expected to stay flat in 2015," said Ali Zaidi, senior analyst, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Business Strategies at IDC.