IDC predicts modest growth in the IT sector this year. A researcher said that the IT spending won't increase as much as it did a couple of years ago, but that following China's WTO entry, Asia and the Pacific region should expect a boom.
The market researcher predicted a good year for Microsoft's XP. It is also thought that Linux (after surviving until now) will become quite important in both embedded applications and high performance workstations.
It is thought that people will use more and more wireless devices like their mobile phones for data transfer.