Gartner gives with one hand and takes away with other

I see that the plans by governments across Europe, to cut spending, have forced Gartner to re-think its predictions for spending growth in 2010.

Rather than the 5.3% growth expected earlier it now thinks the increased spending will be limited to 3.9%.

Doesn’t seem much but somebody will notice a few hundred million dollars less in spending.

It could mean a lot less jobs for IT workers in the oustourcing community.

But yet again it makes me think of the mistakes that could be made cutting costs. IT after all can bring down costs and increase efficiency. Read this contribution to Inside Outsourcing made by Dell’s EMEA services head Ferenc Szelenyi,