Forrester: Although U.S. tech spending declined 8.2 percent in 2009, Forrester believes things will turn around in 2010, with an increase of 6.6 percent. Total sales should equal $568 billion.
Globally, spending should rise 8.1 percent this year to $1.6 trillion, after last year's 8.9 percent drop.
"The technology downturn of 2008 and 2009 is unofficially over," said Andrew Bartels, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst. "All the pieces are in place for a 2010 tech spending rebound. In the US, the tech recovery will be much stronger than the overall economic recovery, with technology spending growing at more than twice the rate of gross domestic product (GDP) this year."