2010 has been a good year for the software industry. We’re feeling the pinch; there’s no soft business out there, but we’re export driven and we’re growing. Exports and employment both grew by 6% in 2009, and an additional 2,500 employees have been employed in the ICT sector since the beginning of this year. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of what we are doing well. The Irish software industry is a strong example of an export-oriented knowledge-led industry. Our global sales activities mean that we can take on this recession better than many other industries.