By Howard Solomon
Assistant editor, Network World Canada
As I write this on Friday morning, global markets are in a semi-state of europhoria on the expectation that the U.S. government is going to take dramatic action to save the American financial industry. The state of the world economy, of course, has an impact on the budgets IT managers have to spend. How bad its it out there? Bad enough that

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Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]