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By | Team Register 8th May 2006 12:06

Northern Ireland IT spending on the up

Experiencing 'good growth'

IT spending in Northern Ireland is growing, according to analyst IDC.

Researchers say the total spending on IT in 2005 reached £658m. Government spending accounted for 70 per cent, with the rest coming from the private sector.

Looking ahead, IDC expects IT spending to experience "good growth", reaching £877m in 2010.

IDC spokesman Chris Ingle said: "Northern Ireland is an attractive region to invest in because of the skills and age of the workforce, good quality infrastructure - from transport through broadband to public services - and its physical location.

"IT has a critical role to play in expanding the private sector and renewing infrastructure in the public sector," he said. ®

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