04 May '11, 12pm

Smart Computing and the Next Wave of IT Innovation

Smart Computing and the Next Wave of IT Innovation

All of us in the technology industry get caught up in the near-term fluctuations and pressures of our business. This quarter's earnings, next quarter's shipments, this year's hiring plan ... it's easy to get swallowed up by the flood of immediate concerns. So one of the things that we at Forrester are always hard at work on, and that our clients value in their relationships with us, is taking a few steps back and looking at the longer-term, bigger picture of the size and shape of the industry's trajectory. It provides strategic and financial context for the short-term fluctuations and trends that buffet all of us. One the best indicators that we track is the ratio of IT spending to the overall economy. Looking at this data series for the U.S. over the last 50+ years, as shown in Figure 1, illustrates the dynamic growth of the IT industry from a standing start in the 1950s ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/05/04/smart-computing--...

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