Episode 29 – The State of the IT Industry Part 1

This week we are going to talk with an IT professional and discuss how the current state of the economy will effect his business and the industry in the year ahead. Part 1 of a 4 part series.

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In the next few episodes we will talk with resellers, service providers and other professionals in the industry and find out how their business are doing now, where they think the IT marketplace will be in the next year and what, if anything we can do to prepare ourselves for the difficult times ahead. This week we will talk with Pat Palmer and find out what he thinks. Part 1 of a four part series.

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