Hardware Vendors might not be aware of the economic situation:

Tech Industry Strategy Inquiries Related To The IT Market Outlook For 2008

Published on Forrester.com

Forrester clients can ask Forrester analysts any question at any time. We track these questions by category and industry vertical. This is usually a good indicator of which industries are concerned with which technology trends or of any change in market setup. Forrester also recently published its IT market outlook, predicting IT spending for 2008. The downturn will hit the hardware industry harder than other IT categories. However, this industry branch does not show a particularly high number of inquiries around this topic, which would indicate vendors’ appropriate strategic reconsideration of corporate strategy and go-to-market approach.

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