Research and Markets: Digital Planet – The Global Information Economy

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ” Digital Planet – The Global Information Economy ” report to their offering. The latest and most comprehensive study on global ICT spending.

The Information and Communications Technology industry (ICT) is a vitally important and robust global industry. This industry is one of the most, if not the most, dynamic creators of jobs and income in the world. Total global spending on ICT has increased from $2.1 trillion in 2001 to $3.4 trillion in 2007. It is estimated that the growth of the industry will reach $4.4 trillion by 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 7.7%

These and other findings are contained within the 2008 update of the Digital Planet. This report is a benchmark study measuring the global ICT market, providing government leaders, industry executives, media, and academics with unparalleled information on communications, computer hardware, software and services and related products spending in 75 countries.

Please note the data tables (global and country tables) from the 2008 edition contained in the report have been updated as of October 2009 and will be included in your order.


Digital Planet is a unique publication. The 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 Global Insight’s comprehensive and integrated modelling system. A thorough top-down/bottom-up 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 way that 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.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Letter from the WITSA Chairman
  • About WITSA
  • About IHS Global Insight
  • WITSA Members
  • Introduction: A Picture of the Digital Planet
  • Executive Summary
  • Complete List of Countries
  • Definitions
  • Product Groups
  • Market Segments
  • ICT Spending Breakdowns
  • Worldwide ICT Spending by Country 2003-2011
  • Worldwide Computer Hardware Spending by Country
  • Worldwide Computer Software Spending by Country
  • Worldwide Computer Services Spending by Country
  • Worldwide Communications Spending by Country
  • Gross Domestic Product by Country
  • Total Employment by Country
  • Total Population by Country
  • ICT Spending within Major Industry Segments
  • and more…

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