The economy is coming alive again. The U.S. government released new statistics demonstrating that the fourth quarter of 2001 was stronger than we believed. By the end of the first quarter of 2002, many economists declared that a recovery was already underway. When you read this article, the recovery will either be in full swing or we will be headed for a double-dip recession as the pessimists predicted. The question is: Are you ready?

Information technologists need to be ready with a plan regardless of when the money begins to flow again. There is no generally agreed-upon course of action. We are justified in being apprehensive about the future and uncertain about what to do next.

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