Are enterprise sales headed for a free-fall this holiday season?

Somewhere in the stock market’s noise today, there’s a very clear signal: enterprise hardware sales are in trouble. Despite upbeat forecasts from Intel and Nvidia for the fourth quarter this year, a forecast from enterprise giant Cisco for this holiday season paints a terrifying picture that could signal the end of the business-tech comeback.

U.S. consumers spend less on electronics

U.S. consumer electronics demand has been hit hard by the recession as Americans plan on spending 17 percent less on tech gadgets than they did a year ago.