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IDC: Tech Marketing and Sales Expenses to Increase 8% and 9% in 2007

In its forthcoming report on IT vendor Marketing and Sales expenses and key performance indicators (KPIs), IDC's Executive Advisory Group forecasts an 8% increase for the average marketing budget and a 9% increase for the average sales budget in 2007. These budget increases are the largest that IDC has forecast in the five years it has been tracking these trends. 

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IDC: IT Spending in European Vertical Markets to Surpass $400 billion by 2010

Total IT spending by companies across Western European vertical markets will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.3% between 2006 and 2010, reaching a value of just over $406.5 billion in 2010, according to IDC study. 

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ATLANTIC-ACM: Market for Business VoIP and IP VPN to Reach $15 billion by 2012

The total market for business VoIP and IP VPN services will grow from $6.4 billion in 2006 to $15 billion in 2012, according to "Business VoIP Revolution 2007-2012: The Opportunity. The Market. The Players." – a new study by ATLANTIC-ACM.

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Gartner: Worldwide Security Software Market to Reach $9.1 billion in 2007

Worldwide security software revenue is expected to increase 10.7% to reach $9.1 billion in 2007, compared to $8.2 billion in 2006, driven by continued growth in the antivirus software market, according to Gartner. 

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IDC: HR Outsourcing To Small Businesses is a $44 billion Market

The estimated value of the total addressable market for comprehensive HR outsourcing to the small market is a staggering $44 billion per year in potential recurring revenue in the United States, based on 2004 employment figures, according to IDC. 

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330 million Sub-$20 Handsets to Ship by 2011; India to Account for 116 million

The global market for sub-$20 ultra low cost handsets (ULCH) will surpass 330 million units in 2011, according to a new study from ABI Research. 

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Insight Research: US Business Wireless Spend Surpasses $44 billion

Spending by businesses on wireless services accounted for over one-third of the corporate bill for telecommunication services in 2006, says a new market research report from Insight Research.  Total US business spending on telecommunications services reached just over $132 billion at the end of 2006.

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ABI Research: Mobile Handset Royalty Revenues to Surpass $10.0 billion in 2011  

Currently high average handset technology royalty rates - particularly for WCDMA - are potentially the most challenging barrier that is preventing these markets from reaching their full potential, according to ABI Research. While the industry norm is 5% cumulative royalty rates for consumer devices, WCDMA handset average royalty rates currently stand at 9.4%. 

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Forrester: 40 million U.S. Households to Spend $86 billion on Online Travel in 2007

Nearly 40 million US households will book travel online, spending $86 billion on airline tickets, lodging, cars, intercity rail, cruises, and packages in 2007, according to Forrester Research. 

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IDC: IT Consolidation to Drive the $150 billion Government IT Investments in 2007

Global IT consolidation will heavily influence the direction and magnitude of worldwide government information technology (IT) investment for 2007, according to Government Insights, an IDC company. 

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