A week before this past Thanksgiving holiday (US), I was invited by a long-term analyst relationship contact at SAP to listen to (via multimedia streaming) a panel discussion on a late Friday afternoon. The expert panel explored reasons for companies to maintain IT investment even (if not especially) during difficult economic times.
Bruce Richardson, the Chief Research Officer of AMR Research
mortal, I certainly have insufficient hubris to put down a well-researched-for article by such a prestigious publication and authors. The article certainly reveals many valuable stats and figures that I might have intuitively expected but was unsure of the hard facts. For example, I did not know the exact numbers like those below: “Corporate investments in IT surged during this time—from about $3,500 spent per worker in 1994 to about $8,000 in 2005, according the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA