The IT and technology industry (can) look into the future optimistically. Over two thirds of the enterprises expect rising conversions. The IT-business recovered better than other industries from the market calm air, which prevailed from 2001 to 2003. The IT-investments in Europe still fall behind in the comparison with the USA, which settles particularly in smaller increases in productivity. At least the computer industry, software and IT-services register high growth rates. The lack of IT-experts remains further for the enterprises however as large challenge.