Enterprise spending down in double digits this year, up next

Networking and storage hardest hit; application, WLAN and security lead modest hike in 2010

Spending in the combined enterprise networking and storage markets will decline 16.6% in 2009, according to Oppenheimer & Co. The firm expects double-digit year-over-year declines in all enterprise spending layers in 2009 as well. 

Security, storage and video are the more resilient of those layers, Oppenheimer states in a recent bulletin on enterprise spending, because declines have only been in the low double digits. The firm expects 5.4% growth in 2010 in the networking and storage markets before and 6.3% growth in 2011. Application networking, WLAN and security will experience double-digit growth, while lower growth is expected in routing and switching, Oppenheimer notes. 

Beneficiaries of this growth will be Cisco and Juniper, Oppenheimer posits. 

Cisco remains the dominant networking player with new growth drivers such as video and UCS. Switching and security remain strong for Juniper with OEMs IBM/Dell ramping in 2010.

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