It’s not all doom and gloom for IT budgets, you just have to look outside traditional areas. Pike Research thinks electric vehicles
will be one of the sparks that ignites information technology spending over the next few years. Their figures seem very plausible, especially when including utilities and charging infrastructure.
“Pike Research’s recent report Electric Vehicle Information Technology Systems projects that investments in EV IT (spanning utilities, automakers, and charging equipment, and everything in between) in the U.S. will reach $371.9 million in 2015.”