Fewer technology vendors
Gartner, in its Top 10 predictions for APAC in 2004, said
the IT industry has entered a period of vendor consolidation and accelerated
This will last through 2005, with as many as 50 percent of technology suppliers
being eliminated from the competitive landscape, warned the leading research
and analyst firm.
In a series of regional forecasts focusing on the hot issues for 2004, Gartner
said that the days of "the customer is king" will shortly end as market
forces crush the weaker vendors.
This will result in most IT sectors being dominated by a few
large vendors that will not be governed by cut-throat pricing. Gartner also
said that as many as 50 percent of technology suppliers will be eliminated from
the competitive landscape.