IT Management Slideshow: Tech CFOs Expect Revenue Increases, M+A Activity

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-07-2011

Tech CFOs Expect Revenue Increases, M+A Activity

77 percent of respondents expect revenues to increase in 2011, compared to 2010.

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10.4 percent is the estimated average increase in revenues that respondents anticipate this year.

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Biggest growth drivers for the U.S. tech industry (percent respondents):Continued economic rebound (52 percent)Consumer demand for innovative personal tech (19 percent)International growth (11 percent)Increased corporate IT budgets (8 percent)Demand for "green" solutions (8 percent)

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Just 1 percent of respondents feel that Web 2.0 -- a major buzz phrase in recent years -- will drive growth for the U.S. tech industry in 2011.

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68 percent of respondents say that IPO activity should increase this year compared with 2010.

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78 percent of respondents predict that merger and acquisition activity will increase in 2011 compared with last year.

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Tech sectors ripe for M&A (percent respondents):Traditional software (32 percent)Media/telecomms (30 percent)Biotech/life sciences (15 percent)"Clean" tech (13 percent)Hardware (10 percent)

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83 percent of respondents feel their company will have more access to capital and credit in 2011 than in 2010.

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Top 3 challenges for CFOs (percent respondents)Competition (40 percent)Managing risk (20 percent)Recruiting/retaining talent (19 percent)

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