Business Week IT Outlook for 2004

Business Week has a series of articles covering the various IT sectors on what to expect in 2004:

– Hardware: Computers Get Their Groove Back
– Software: Pay-As-You-Go Is Up And Running
– Chips: This Boom Is Just Powering Up
– Services: Farming It Out At A Faster Pace
– Consumer Electronics: Free-Falling Prices And Rocketing Sales
– Telecommunications: Strong Signals The Bad Times Are Over

From the software story: “Analysts now estimate that over the next half-decade, as much as half the software sold to corporations will be paid for on a monthly basis, as part of a long-term contract or a monthly rental fee, or even on a pay-per-use basis.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.