As more businesses recover from the global economic downturn, a larger number of them will spend more on technology. According to a new report by Gartner, computer programs and applications intended to benefit enterprises will see a rise in worldwide sales.

By the end of 2011, the global market for business technology may surpass $267 billion, stated the report. This predicted figure represents a year-over-year sales increase of 9.5 percent, as in 2010 worldwide revenues reached $244 billion.

Markets besides those found in North America and Europe are playing a large role in this hike in technology spending. Accordingly, the IT research firm highlights China, Brazil and Poland as the front runners among emerging countries expected to increase their business software holdings. The reason these national economies are primed for more tech purchases is that they were less affected by the recent worldwide recession than some of their more developed counterparts.

The findings of this study correlate with other market research initiatives. According to International Data Corporation, the market for enterprise technology is set to grow till 2015 as more small businesses place a greater emphasis on these applications.