Forbes Sees Good Things for Tech in ‘06
Forbes magazine predicted that the IT sector would “roar” in 2006 in a recent article, and also projected that tech vendors would broaden their horizons and focus more on overseas sales.
“There’s too much good stuff coming out of Silicon Valley and elsewhere for tech buyers to sit on the sidelines,” Forbes Analyst Victoria Murphy Barrett wrote. “Non-tech companies in 2006 will again tout technology as their chief competitive advantage.”
Particularly, the Web—in terms of software, services and online advertising—is expected to be big. Barrett forecasts that large and small firms alike will seek out these offerings to a much larger degree in the coming years.
I won’t argue with anything she said, but I would add a couple of things: This will be a banner year in consumer electronics spending, both on products and the services required to outfit the “digital homes” in which they’ll reside. Also, enterprise IT spending will grow at about the rate as the overall economy—somewhere in the 3 percent to 6 percent range.
What are your thoughts on this? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can go to the CertMag boards, where I’ve set up a thread in the General Discussion online forum. I’m interested in hearing your perspectives on where the industry is headed.