On Friday, Forrester updated its 2010 outlook for global and U.S. IT spending. Forester predicts U.S. IT spending of 8.4 percent, up from the company's previous estimate of 8.1 percent. Spending globally will be down slightly to 7.7 percent.
Computer equipment and software will be the strongest product categories, with PCs, peripherals, and storage equipment leading the computer category and operating system software and applications setting the pace for software.
Will your company be buying PCs, servers, or storage equipment this year? If so, what will you be buying?
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