Green IT, web 2.0 to gain popularity—IDC

MANILA, Philippines — “Green IT” and “Web 2.0″ will become buzzwords as more local companies ride global technology trends this year, market analyst International Data Corp. said.

IDC recently released its top 10 predictions for the Philippine IT market in 2009.

Due to the global economic downturn which hit late last year, IDC lowered its total IT spending forecast for the local market from ten percent to 6.3 percent.

All is not grim for vendors, however, as IDC expects “pockets of opportunities” in industries such as call centers and BPO (business process outsourcing) expanding in cities outside of Metro Manila.

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