After declining 8.2% in 2009, Forrester predicts IT spending in the U.S. will grow a healthy 6.6% in 2010 to $568 billion. Global IT spending, which fell 8.9% in 2009, is expected to rise even further, by 8.1% in 2010 to more than $1.6 billion.

“The technology downturn of 2008 and 2009 is unofficially over,” Andrew Bartels, a Forrester vice president and principal analyst, said in releasing the forecast. “All the pieces are in place for a 2010 tech spending rebound.”

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