Service-oriented resellers will continue to reap good margins this year as the market is poised for continued growth in 2000, according to analysts.
As firms try to extend their business on the Web, research suggests the services market will grow between 15 and 25 per cent in 2000 compared with 1999, with offerings centred on e-business and the 'Webification' of services.
Ted Kempf, senior analyst at market watcher Dataquest, said: "Application development will continue to be strong, and consulting as well, because of the e-business component." Dataquest predicts the consulting market, including IT and business-strategy consulting, will reach $47.6bn.
In 1999 services hype centred on Y2K fixes. But 2000 will be the year of e-business, said Kempf.
Dean Davison, vice-president of research firm The Meta Group, said: "In 2000 we'll do what everyone was talking about in 1999."
Facebook database included text-message metadata - despite not using Facebook Messenger for SMS
Successful attack could result in harm to patients and financial loss, warns NHS governing body