US terror attacks spark re-think.
In cold economic terms, the attacks and the conflict that ensued will be good news for the IT vendors. An estimated $40bn of equipment was destroyed in the attacks, all of which will need to be replaced.
Post 11 September thinking will also spark a burst of new technology buying as companies review the way they work. The panel foresaw a rise in demand for storage and backup systems and services, and a greater focus on trying to capture knowledge held in people’s heads.