GOVERNMENT IT is expected to feel budget pain with staffing cuts and slashing in capital expenditure due to kick in from July 1.
The exact make-up of this year's budget for the information technology
sector is unknown, but major cuts announced in the government's
mini-budget in November would hit from July, research firm Ovum said
These cuts would affect not only the government sector but also
suppliers to government, while IT staff cuts would hit the employment
market, it said.
"We'll definitely see the cuts announced in the mini-budget in November.
They'll begin to hurt," said Kevin Noonan, Ovum's research director,