Western European IT spending to grow 4% in 2008

IT spending in Western Europe is expected to grow by just 4% in 2008, down from 2007’s 5%, according to IDC. Market growth is expected to be just 2% in Japan in 2008. Slower growth in China compared to 2007 (12% in 2008 compared to 17% in 2007). India is one of the few markets expected to post an acceleration from 2007 growth.