Here are 3 exciting tech shares I would buy today

When it comes to buy and hold investing, I believe the S&P/ASX 200 Info Tech (Index: ^AXIJ) (ASX: XIJ) is a great place to start for ideas.

In my opinion the information technology sector is home to a great number of companies with the potential to grow significantly over the next few years.

Three quality shares which I’m looking closely at are listed below:

The SEEK Limited (ASX: SEK) share price may be up around 16% year-to-date, but I don’t believe it is too late for buy and hold investors to pick up shares. Although the growth of its Australian business may be slowing, thanks to its growing presence internationally I think there is still significant growth ahead for the job listings company. Its China-based Zhaopin business is the real star of the show in my opinion. Zhaopin recently delivered its tenth consecutive quarter of 20%+ growth in both unique hirers and online revenue.

The WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) share price has been a huge mover in the last 12 months, gaining over 46%. Whilst it does now trade on a sky-high earnings multiple, so far it is living up to the market’s high expectations. The cloud-based supply chain management software provider recently reported a 361% jump in half-year net profit to $14.4 million. With over 6,000 logistics companies using its CargoWise software, I believe it has become an integral part of the logistics industry.

The XERO FPO NZX (ASX: XRO) share price recently rocketed to a 52-week high. The catalyst for this was an announcement that the cloud-based accounting software provider had broken through the one million subscriber mark. Whilst this is an incredible achievement, I think it is only scratching at the surface of a much larger global opportunity. The majority of the company’s sales currently come from the Australia and New Zealand markets, but in the future I believe its international segment will easily become its biggest earner.

As well as these tech shares, I think investors might want to consider these growth shares. I believe each of them has the potential to smash the market return over the next few years.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of WiseTech Global and Xero. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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