On the enterprise side, BMI noted in its market overview that "[b]usinesses are likely to remain cautious in 2010, but upgrade cycles should accelerate in the second half of the year, boosted by sales of Windows 7. The recession may have had a lasting impact on the IT market by creating the conditions for the popularity of low-cost netbooks and notebooks and encouraging consideration of new IT delivery models such as SAAS [software as a service]." Among the predicted growth areas are:
- Cloud computing
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
- Enterprise software
For more, read the eWeek article IT Spending Expected to Grow 6.5 Percent Over Five Years.