[photopress:it_computer_users.jpg,full,alignright]We need to get into perspective what a trillion dollars is. You take a million dollars and squeeze it down into a one foot square. A billion dollars squeezed like that would be 1,000 feet tall, say as tall as a small skyscraper or a 30 floor office block. A trillion dollars would be a lot, lot taller than the Shanghai Financial Center when it is opened. It would have 30,000 floors
World spending on computer technology will top a trillion dollars this year and much of the manufacturing money will be spent in China.
IDC ground the figures using an analysis of 82 countries and regions and added it all together.
IDC said, ‘Growth of the IT sector is critical to the world economy.’ Not something with which one would argue.
Global IT spending this year will equal 2.5% of the world’s gross domestic product and that figure will rise to 2.75% by 2011 according to the IDC study.
The number of computer industry related jobs will climb by 7.1 million in the coming four years and China is expected to add the most new jobs. The United States comes second.
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