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Competition to sharpen?

TEN big IT suppliers receive one half of the total government spending on IT in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Based on findings by research company IDC, the most important suppliers to governments in the four countries are Asseco, Atos, BIW Koncept, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Telefónica O2 Business Solutions and T-Systems, the SITA newswire reported in late January.

TEN big IT suppliers receive one half of the total government spending on IT in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Based on findings by research company IDC, the most important suppliers to governments in the four countries are Asseco, Atos, BIW Koncept, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Telefónica O2 Business Solutions and T-Systems, the SITA newswire reported in late January.

In 2011 IT expenditure by the four countries exceeded $2.2 billion, while the estimate for spending in 2012 was $2.35 billion. IDC expects that budget cuts caused by the crisis in the eurozone will lead to a sharpening of competition among IT firms.

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