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The global IT market will see better days in 2010 as signs point to the beginnings of a worldwide economic recovery, according to a report from Forrester Research. Global IT spending will grow 8.1 percent, while IT spending in the United States will climb 6.6 percent, according to the study. Large enterprises will lead the way, and a new cycle of technology investment growth and innovation is upon us, Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Andrew Bartels predicted. Global IT spending, which fell 8.9 percent last year, will grow 8.1 percent this year.
As noted in the article and the research conducted by Forrester, IT decisions and commitments to new initiatives will be on the uptick in 2010. With the remaining uncertainty in the economy, what decision makes the most sense for CIOs? The kind that helps them leverage IT infrastructures already in place, while cutting costs and increasing business productivity and environmental sustainability results. This is exactly what results from effectively implemented Managed Print Services (MPS) initiatives. The print environment is often the last unmanaged infrastructure in IT. Now more than ever controlling company-wide print spend (from home offices to high-end print centers) is a swift way to maximize cost savings, without a major capital investment. By reducing redundant and outdated infrastructure elements, eliminating excess print waste and improving the way data is captured and shared within the office, businesses can expect to trim costs in 2010, and invest the saving in new growth opportunities. This is evidenced by the fact that decisions to move forward with strategic MPS programs continued strong in 2009 – and in fact grew considerably over the prior year – in what was possibly the most difficult economic situation our generation has seen.
Jim Joyce, senior vice president, Enterprise Print Services, Xerox Corporation