John F. Gantz
Senior Vice President
Digital Marketplace and New Media
IDC Predictions Team
IT Professional Strategies
Security and Business Continuity
We know from history that the IT industry generally grows 2-5 times GDP growth in a country, but now we know what that means in terms of hard benefits to individual countries. For example, in 14 emerging countries we studied, IT related employment between 1995 and 2001 grew 50% faster than that in developed countries.