It appears as though there is some positivity surfacing in the IT services sector. After a slow start to the year, the number of deals announced bounced back in Q2, rising 14% from Q1, according to new report from Ovum, a part of the Datamonitor group. But despite the growth, the technology analyst firm finds that the combination of public sector cuts and private sector woes meant times were still tough.

Ovum reveals in the report that Q2 of 2010 was the best for 12 months for the sector in terms of the number of deals announced, which is noteworthy after that number fell to its lowest level since 2007 in the first three months of the year.

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