Forrester Research expects $115.6 bln will be spent for travel online in the US alone in 2009, and that number is expected to jump to $157.8 bln by 2013.
ABI Research finds that the worldwide combined OPEX and CAPEX savings from active infrastructure sharing could amount to as much as $60 bln over the next five year period. The study finds that operators could enjoy at least 40% cost savings in addition to those available from passive site sharing.
Worldwide enterprise software revenue is forecast to total $222.6 bln in 2009, reflecting a flat 0.3% growth rate from 2008 revenue of $221.9 bln, according to Gartner.
In 2008 an estimated $400 mln was spent on delivering video via CDNs, according to Frost & Sullivan. That number is expected to grow to more than $1.4 bln by 2012.
|Industry and spending, mln. $||IT Spending 2009||IT Spending 2008||Growth, YTY|
|Agriculture, Mining and Construction||29,658||29,386||0.9|
Cross-border telephone traffic grew 14% in 2007 and is estimated to have grown 12% in 2008, to 384 billion minutes. Due to declining call prices, however, revenues have largely been flat. While international telephone traffic is increasing at a modest pace, Skype’s international traffic has soared: TeleGeography estimates that Skype’s cross-border traffic grew approximately 41% in 2008, to 33 billion minutes, equivalent to 8% of combined international telephone traffic, TeleGeography says.
|Top 10 Business Priorities||Ranking||Top 10 Technology Priorities||Ranking|
|Business process improvement||1||Business intelligence||1|
|Reducing enterprise costs||2||Enterprise applications (ERP, CRM and others)||2|
|Improving enterprise workforce effectiveness||3||Servers and storage technologies (virtualization)||3|
|Attracting and retaining new customers||4||Legacy application modernization||4|
|Increasing the use of information/analytics||5||Collaboration technologies||5|
|Creating new products or services (innovation)||6||Networking, voice and data communications||6|
|Targeting customers and markets more effectively||7||Technical infrastructure||7|
|Managing change initiatives||8||Security technologies||8|
|Expanding current customer relationships||9||Service-oriented applications and architecture||9|
|Expanding into new markets and geographies||10||Document management||10|
Goldman Sachs estimated IT spending will drop 9% in 2009, based on figures for gross domestic product, capital spending and corporate profits.
The Information Network forecasts array processing equipment to decrease 41% in 2009 following an increase of 30% in 2008. Large-size TFT-LCD panel growth in 2009 will be buoyed by LCD TV and notebook sales. For 2009, 113.3 mln panels will be sold for LCD TVs, up 20.5% from 94.0 mln in 2008. Panels for notebooks will grow slightly faster, up 26.6% to 177.0 mln panels. Panels for monitors will decrease 17.0% in 2009 to 144.9 mln units.
IT spending in China will reach $51.2 bln in 2009, a YTY growth of 11%, according to SpringBoard.
Gartner predicts that high-definition based video meeting solutions will replace 2.1 mln airline seats annually, costing the travel and hospitality industry $3.5 bln per year. From 2009 to 2013 the server virtualisation software market will grow with a CAGR of 28%, rising from $1.8 bln to $6.2 bln.
|Amount||% of Respondents|
|Less than $100||18|
|More than $500||24|
IT spending on in 2009 will contract 3% compared with 2008 to $1.66 trln, according to Forrester Research.
The consumer electronics industry is projected to generate $171 bln in US shipment revenues in 2009, according to Consumer Electronics Association. CEA’s estimate of final shipment revenues for 2008 showed the industry reached a new high of $172 bln, an increase of 5.4% over 2007. In 2009, overall, CEA projects that domestic shipment revenues will essentially remain flat at $171 bln, a decrease of 0.6% over 2008. The primary revenue driver for the industry continues to be digital TV displays, representing 15% of total industry shipment dollars. As the transition to digital television nears, unit shipments of DTVs will approach 35 mln in 2009, an increase of nearly 6% over 2008 shipments. LCD displays remain the top choice among consumers, representing 77% of total DTV units. Blu-ray players are expected to see major growth in 2009. With more content, new products and lower prices, Blu-Ray revenues are projected to surpass $1.2 bln.
|Product Category||Q1-Q3 2007||Q1-Q3 2008||Growth|
(Factory & Dealer Assoc.)
|Auto Dealerships – Local||3,422.9||3,327.1||-3%|
|Quick Service Restaurant||2,929.6||3,258.1||11%|
|Wireless Telephone Services||2,663.7||2,675.8||0%|
|Direct Response Product||1,657.6||2,110.4||27%|
|Top 10 Product Categories||30,546.9||30,731.3||1%|
DisplaySearch forecast LCD television revenues would fall 16% YTY to $64 bln in 2009, with total TV revenues expected to decline 18% to $88 bln. For 2009, DisplaySearch predicts the LCD TV market will grow 17% to 119.9 mln units, 11.5 mln units less than previously forecast.
|Parent Company||Q1-Q3 2007||Q1-Q3 2008||Growth|
|Procter & Gamble Co.||2,526.0||2,342.3||-7%|
|General Motors Corp.||1,730.4||1,659.6||-4%|
|Verizon Communications Inc.||1,018.8||1,125.6||10%|
|Toyota Motor Corp.||1,246.8||1,194.1||-4%|
|Ford Motor Co.||1,452.0||1,112.9||-23%|
|Johnson & Johnson||1,005.2||1,059.1||5%|
|Time Warner Inc.||983.9||878.2||-11%|
|General Electric Co.||680.3||807.9||19%|
|Total Top 10||12,743.8||12,227.8||-4%|
Worldwide IT spending will grow 2.6% YTY in 2009, down from IDC’s pre-crisis forecast of 5.9% growth. In the United States, IT spending growth is expected to be 0.9% in 2009, according to IDC. IDC expects IT spending to make a full recovery by the end of the forecast period with growth rates approaching 6.0% in 2012. IDC estimates that more than $300 bln in industry revenues will have been lost due to slower spending over the next four years. IDC lowered the forecast for worldwide GDP growth in 2009 to 0.3%, which is 1.5% lower than the current forecast and worse than any year since World War II. This produced a forecast of 0.1% growth in worldwide IT spending in 2009 with negative growth in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan.
|Product Category||Growth, YTY|
|Total Retail Category (Excludes Travel)||6%|
|Video Games, Consoles & Accessories||60%|
|Furniture, Appliances & Equipment||52%|
|Sport & Fitness||40%|
|Flowers, Greetings & Misc. Gifts||14%|
|Home & Garden||6%|
|Consumer Electronics (excluding PC Peripherals)||1%|
|Computers, Peripherals & PDAs||0%|
|Apparel & Accessories||-2%|
|Toys & Hobbies||-3%|
|Jewelry & Watches||-11%|
|Music, Movies & Videos||-29%|
65% of Americans would prefer to receive $100 in cash, instead of a specific present or a gift card of the same value. This result is up nine points from Western Union’s first survey, fielded in mid-September 2008. 53% of those who would prefer cash would use that money on basic living expenses such as gas, groceries and bills. Only 14% would spend it on a treat for themselves. 79% of Americans believe cash is a good gift because people can use it to get what they really want. There has been a dramatic drop in the number of respondents who plan to give gift cards for services such as a manicure or a pre-paid phone card. Two months ago that figure was 40%, but now the number is 30%.
62% of those with household incomes of less than $50,000 are likely to give cash. 53% of those with more than $50,000 in household income are likely to give cash. 65% of Americans said they often end up spending more on gifts than they had planned to spend.
IT spending in Bulgaria exceeded $944 mln in 2007, with YTY growth of 32.3%. Measured in local currency, the market expanded 20.5% YTY, according to IDC. The largest vertical market in terms of IT spending in Bulgaria in 2007 was the communications sector, which invested almost $210 mln in IT, representing 22.2% of total IT expenditure in the country. The manufacturing sector placed second with 14.5% market share, followed by the financial sector with 13.2%. IDC expects demand for hardware, software, and IT services in Bulgaria to continue growing at an average annual rate of around 25% over the next five years to reach almost $2.4 bln in 2012.
|Supplier Sites||Q2 2007||Q2 2008||Point Change|
Worldwide spending on IT will slow significantly in 2009 as a direct result of the global financial crisis that began in September 2008. IT spending will grow 2.6% YTY in 2009. In the United States, IT spending is expected to decline to 0.9% in 2009, much lower than the 4.2% growth forecast in August. On a regional basis, spending growth in Japan, Western Europe, and the United States will hover around 1% in 2009. Looking beyond 2009, IDC expects IT spending to make a full recovery by the end of the forecast period with growth rates approaching 6.0% in 2012. Despite these gains, IDC estimates that more than $300 bln in industry revenues will have been lost due to slower spending over the next four years.
Question: If airlines had additional fees for each of the following services, how likely would you be to pay the additional fee for each service?
|Services||Extremely Likely or
|Not At All Likely or
|Second Checked Bag||18.4||60.6|
|More Leg Room||16.9||65.6|
|Curb Side Check- In||14.7||71.8|
|First Checked Bag||13.9||73.1|
|Booking by Phone||8.3||79.9|
|Pillow or Blanket||8.3||81.5|
Question: Are you in favor of “a la carte” pricing? Date: August 2008