Technology scorecard Q4 and 2010 review

This quarterly global snapshot of activity in the technology sector highlights trends, business challenges and opportunities. In this edition we evaluate full-year 2010 and Q4 results.

In 2010 tech companies demonstrated improving performance and shifted their focus from cost containment to growth in business. The substantial amount of cash on balance sheets finally began entering the market in the second half of the year as M&A activity surged. The tech IPO market remained strong in Q4, and the total number of IPOs and money raised in 2010 returned to pre-recession levels. Led by China, emerging markets dominated IPOs and are expected to continue to do so in 2011.