Microsoft’s announcement of their Surface tablet on Monday has sent a buzz through enterprise IT departments. Those who have been eagerly awaiting a Microsoft-compatible tablet for business uses now have a solid solution in sight. This imaginative and intelligently designed device may be the most innovative PC the world has ever seen.
With Wall Street having a strong rally in stocks that began in October, there is now renewed optimism that technology spending has also returned. According to IDC (International Data Corporation), the giant technology intelligence firm, tech spending rose 5% in 2011, and is expected to rise another 5% in 2012. When IT budgets start to increase, very few companies beyond those directly involved in networking are more deserving of those dollars. Undoubtedly, the increased spending will produce resurgence in some of the technology sector's biggest names.