Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 9/2003


The Sage Research Inc. July 2003 index of service provider
confidence in current conditions increased sharply from 35.9 to 43.6. While
still officially low (less than 50), this is the highest level the index
has attained since its inception in January 2002. The Service Provider
Confidence Index is a tracking study with data collected bi-monthly about both
current conditions and expectations regarding spending on capital equipment,
spending on product and service development, revenue, employment, investor
confidence and overall. In Julys poll, the largest gains were in the
subcategories of capital spending and service development spending.
The only subindex that fell, curiously, was investor confidence. In
addition, the expectations index inched to a new high for 2003 of 67.7. The
biggest increases were in the subcategories of investor confidence and capital
spending while the revenue expectations subindex fell slightly. For
more details about the methodology, visit Sage Research at

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