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IT Spending May Not Be So Recession-Proof, After All

A 2008 recession is likely to affect IT spending, according to a recent survey.

Astaro, which sells security appliances, announced survey results Thursday that show 52% of 250 Interop Las Vegas attendees said a recession would likely impact IT spending.

That's up almost 20 percentage points from a survey three weeks earlier during the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Gartner Research recently reported that it doesn't see evidence of widespread IT budget cuts, but "negative economic news appears to be making enterprise buyers more cautious."

Gartner has said that if the economy continues to slow down, companies could take "aggressive steps to reduce or even freeze IT budgets."

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