Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

End User Optimism For Australian Economy Is At Its Highest Since 2001, Finds IDC

  • 22 September, 2004 14:18

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, September 22nd, 2004 – IDC has recently conducted the latest Market Sentiment Monitor survey of Australian organisations with more than 100 employees. This quarterly survey examines respondent’s sentiment on the economic climate, business prospects, and IT budgets among other areas. The feedback from the latest survey is very positive and reveals some interesting findings.</p>
<p>IDC found that the sentiment towards the economic climate was the highest since the first survey was conducted in October 2001. This is a positive sign for the Australian economy and is further supported by recent economic data that indicates strong growth for the health of profits for Australian companies.</p>
<p>The latest survey also revealed that there was a shift in the focus for business priorities when compared to the previous survey conducted in March 2004. Respondents identified the two most important business priorities for the coming six months as:
1. improving customer service
2. improving infrastructure &amp; increasing productivity</p>
<p>Michael Sager, Market Analyst, noted that, “The increased focus on improving customer service is an encouraging sign. It shows that local companies are once again looking externally to service their customers."</p>
<p>IT budgets continue to remain positive, but dynamics of that spending have changed over the last few years. The return on investment, linkages to corporate strategy, and relation to the bottom line are important considerations for Australian organisations in the current and future market,” added Mr. Sager.</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Michael Sager
Market Analyst, PC Hardware
Phone: 61 2 9925 2231</p>

Most Popular

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?