Wednesday, October 21, 2009

World Cup Boosting IT Development

The 2010 World Cup is having a major influence on the development of South Africa's information technology industry, according to economists.

Walker said IT growth up to 2010 will be driven by initiatives arising from the Fifa 2010 World Cup soccer tournament. Up to 2012, the engine will be government infrastructure projects.

After that, commercial demand will return when, according to the International Data Corporation, the economy will have recovered. In addition, better access to broadband will encourage new applications. And after 2013, new technology will drive the market.

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