Opinion

A hundred per cent market growth? Plenty would kill for that

If I was told that a particular market was set to grow by 100% between now and 2014, I'd regard that as pretty positive news.

Maybe I'm misinformed. According to IDC, 100% growth only represents a "moderate" gain.

The analysts' latest report on the unified communications market reveals that with the impact of the recession still lingering, businesses across EMEA will spend cautiously in the next few years.

But the networking and comms sector has remained one of the few industry bright spots through the course of the recession, so I have to say that I think IDC is under-selling the business on this occasion.

When you look to the more commoditised parts of the tech industry, we should be thankful for the growth we have seen; those selling desktops and printers would love to double their money in the next three years.

This was first published in January 2011

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