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IT spending will fall by 6 percent in 2009, says Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is expected to decline by a further six percent this year, according to analyst firm Gartner.
The firm said it was expecting to see IT spend total US$3.2 trillion in 2009, a six per cent fall against the $3.4 trillion it saw in 2008.

Written by Siobhan Chapman09 July 09 22:00

Putting London back on the map

London Heathrow, one of the most profitable international airports in the world, is simply bursting at the seams. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 were built before 1980 to handle 45 million passengers a year, yet on average 68 million fly through, while Terminal 4 is functioning at four times the capacity it was designed for.
So it's not surprising that BAA has come under fire, with commentators saying that delays at Heathrow damage London's status as a major financial center. The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has blamed Heathrow chiefs for the airport's poor services. "Certainly Heathrow does shame London," he said. "It is typical of the English short-termism, lack of planning, lack of investment."

Written by Siobhan Chapman19 Jan. 08 22:00

Pizza Hut serves up voice recognition solution

Pizza Hut, a division of Tricon Restaurants Australia, will implement a voice recognition solution in its call centres in Sydney and Brisbane.

Written by Siobhan Chapman24 Jan. 02 08:13