02-09-2015: Plan Conservatively for 2016

2016 looks to bear a strong resemblance to 2015, but has the potential to be worse. The U.S. GDP growth most likely will again be in the two percent range with low to no inflation. The worldwide GDP growth will likely be less robust and in many of the key countries it will be flat or negative. A strong dollar and weak oil prices will keep inflation down and slow job growth, too. Business and IT executives need to plan accordingly and ensure purchases, resources and staffing can be flexibly adjusted to support the changes of the economies and potential volatilities of the markets.