... the outlook has at least stabilized."
"There has been little change in either business confidence or consumer sentiment in the past quarter, so the short-term outlook is for continued caution in IT spending."
Worldwide IT services spending is forecast to reach $864 billion in 2012, a 2.3% increase from 2011 (Table 1 below).
Demand for consulting services is expected to remain high due to the complexity of environments for global business and technology leaders. Gartner analysts said consulting itself is becoming increasingly technology-based with the rise of analytics and big data, having deep implications on the future of consulting services.
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