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Byline: KEN SPENCER BROWN
If you thought the technology sector was settling into a humdrum pattern of slow growth and stabilization, think again. The industry could be in for a bumpy ride.
"Upheaval" is the watchword for 2006, says Daryl Plummer, a top analyst at the research firm Gartner.
His firm's forecast for the coming year predicts:
** Fewer jobs for tech specialists, a profession that will shrink through 2010.
** A rise in health care software spending, which will jump 50% by 2013 and cut medical error deaths by half.
** Less spending on new, experimental technologies, because of rising securities compliance costs.
Those shifts spell trouble for some tech companies, but they …