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How tech's IT elite see the world shaping up

Many of the IT world's leading lights gathered for a big conference in Orlando, Fla., this week where they traded ideas on how to get past this latest squall in the economy.

Charles Cooper Former Executive Editor / News
Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.
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As the financial markets continued on their bipolar journey, many of the IT industry's elites gathered for a conference in Orlando, Fla., organized by Gartner. ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan, who was in attendance, offers a perspective on what's at the top of their agenda for the foreseeable future.

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