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Recession Scenario: Immunity of IT Services Can't Be Taken For Granted

Published: 26 February 2001

ID: G0095852

Analyst(s): Lewis M. Clark, Susan Cournoyer


Although IT services has weathered past economic downturns well, its immunity to a recession cannot be taken for granted. This Research Brief explores why the IT services industry could be hit harder by a recession now than in the past. It also suggests measures vendors cantake to mitigate the effects of a recession.

Table Of Contents
  • Next Recession May Be Different
  • Can IT Service Providers Get Out of Recession's Way?
    • IT Central to Capital Equipment Spending
    • IT Services in the Balance: Cost Savings vs. Revenue Generation
    • Recession Deals 'Wild Cards'
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective

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