Report suggests corporate demand stationary while PC sales set to drop

Mac business sales remain strong

Corporate demand for Apple computers are outstripping those of its PC brethren, according to a report out today.

According to ChangeWave’s results, the percentage of corporate buyers considering purchasing Apple hardware has remained stationary at seven per cent from the last survey in November.

In contrast, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba all saw declines in the percentage of corporate buyers thinking of buying their hardware in the next thee months.

The report suggests that the reason for this is that corporate users are much more satisfied with the quality of Apple’s Leopard operating system in comparison to Windows XP and Vista.

It showed that of the 2,200 corporate users surveyed during February, 53 per cent of Leopard users are happy with it. That is compared to 40 per cent for XP users and just eight per cent for Vista users.

"Apple continues to set the standard for corporate customer satisfaction," said Paul Carton, director of research at ChangeWave Research.

Source: ComputerWorld

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