"Boring" old IBM has been the S&P 500's best-performing tech stock in 2011, notching a 32%...

|By:, SA News Editor

"Boring" old IBM has been the S&P 500's best-performing tech stock in 2011, notching a 32% gain on the back of healthy services orders, a mainframe upgrade cycle, and a booming analytics business. Also benefiting from IT's analytics boom was data warehousing specialist Teradata (TDC - up 28%). KLAC and MSI are also among the S&P's tech winners, rising 26% apiece.