INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Tech sector buoyant


Senior executives are optimistic about the global technology sector's prospects over the coming year, according to research conducted by Eurocom Worldwide and Six Degrees.

The survey, which sought the opinions of 664 technology senior executives, found that 61% are more confident now about prospects for the technology sector over the next 12 months than they were last year.

Amanda Hassall, director, Six Degrees, said, "Our survey shows a big turnaround in technology market confidence over the last two years. When we conducted the survey in early 2009 just 13% of respondents were more confident and almost half were less confident about the 12 months ahead of them." 

Mads Christensen, network director of Eurocom Worldwide, added, "This is the eighth year of our global technology snapshot of confidence levels. The results suggest that technology based business activities are set to recover strongly in the year ahead."