The cost of restoring information technology and communications capabilities after the recent terrorists attacks in New York and Washington will be an estimated $15.8 billion, reports Computer Economics, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based research firm.

More than 25,000 IT and telecommunications workers around the world have been working intensely to assure continuity of service, Computer Economics states. They will continue to be busy dealing with service issues over the next several weeks, it notes.

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