According to Forrester, at least, world-wide IT spending is set to grow by 8.1% in 2010.
Analyst house Forrester Research forecast the spending uptick in a report published last week, which estimated that global IT spending will grow 8.1 per cent in 2010 to reach more than $1tr, after a fall of 8.9 per cent during 2009.
The company's VP and principal analyst, Andrew Bartels, said the technology downturn of 2008 and 2009 is "unofficially over" and all the pieces are in place "for a 2010 tech spending rebound".
Forrester predicts that global purchases of computer equipment will be up 8.2 per cent in 2010, communications equipment buying will rise by 7.6 per cent, software spending will increase by 9.7 per cent, purchases of IT consulting and systems integration services will grow by 6.8 per cent, and IT outsourcing services will be 7.1 per cent higher.
Well, that's a good sign for IBM and the industry as a whole. And soon, we will have a whole slew of products to spend that uptick on. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open. Products are a-comin'!
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