The technology sector has always been about The Next Big Thing, and while next year will be no exception, products and services purchased will more reflect the needs of consumers and businesses - unlike the past when more tech buys reflected "wants."
Call 2010 the year of "necessary technology."
While 2009 has seen a dramatic turnaround in the world's stock markets, the rest of the key economic indicators - such as manufacturing, inventories, and jobs - have lagged behind. This has prompted less discretionary spending on technology, and even a postponement of some necessary purchases.
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Nearly two years after Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) released its Kindle e-book reader, it appears that digital books will finally be embraced by consumers previously reluctant to buy a pricey e-reader device. Roughly 3 million e-readers will be sold this year, Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) said in a recent report that revised a previous […]