Needless to say, 2009 is—and will continue to be—a rough-and-tumble year for many companies, and the insurance industry is taking its share of bruises. But it looks like IT spending within the industry will get through the current downturn relatively unscathed.

Industry veterans, of course, will recall the fallout from the era of the so-called “dot-com” bust of 2001-2003, when IT spending hit the skids and IT professionals experienced the most painful layoffs in memory.

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