INT MEDIA GROUP RELEASES IT/IS INDUSTRY FORECAST 2002: U.S. AND EUROPE(New York, NY - December 19, 2001) - INT Media Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: INTM) today announced the release of its latest report from its CyberAtlas Research Division. "IT/IS Industry Forecast 2002: U.S. and Europe" is an in-depth report that analyzes responses from identical surveys presented to two different panels of high-tech experts to determine what near-term priorities remain for U.S. and European CIOs in light of diminishing sales and constricting IT/IS budgets in 2001. The report reveals which IT/IS priorities remain on schedule for 2002 and what projects have been put off by the first recession in a decade. The report is available at CyberAtlas Research (allnetresearch.internet.com/item/0,3008,2330067_1,00.html) for U.S. $395.
According to Patricia Fusco, Managing Editor of CyberAtlas Research and author of this report, after accounting for mid-year budget adjustments in 2001, IT/IS spending in the U.S. and Europe has hit rock bottom. "Given current economic conditions, we anticipate that IT/IS capital spending in the U.S. and Europe will increase by about 2.4% next year," Fusco said. "European IT/IS budgets will be ratcheted up 1.5% during the first six months of 2002, but the U.S. market will remain soft, increasing less than one percent through the second quarter of 2002. The economic outlook changes in the third quarter of 2002. IT/IS vendors that supply goods and services to the public sector will be the first to benefit from sales surges created by the federal governments implementation of Keynesian fiscal policies," Fusco added. "Security and wireless endeavors will top the list of IT/IS spending initiatives early in 2002."
The "IT/IS Industry Forecast 2002: U.S. and Europe" analysis includes the near-term outlook for the IT industry in 2002 as well as which types of IT/IS goods and services will be hot and which will not in both the public and private sectors. This study serves as a baseline, or a working index, that allows readers to monitor the IT/IS industry's recovery from its current economic doldrums on a semi-annual basis within the Fortune 1000 and small to medium-sized enterprise markets.
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