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Desktop PC shipments dip below 100m

Shipments of desktop PCs fell below 100 million in 2017, new figures have revealed. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, global shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebooks and workstations) and tablets (slate and detachable) declined 2.7 per cent year-on-year in 2017.  For the entire ‘traditional PCs’ category, it is …

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Lenovo PC growth proves there’s still life in the industry yet

You’d be right in thinking that sales in the traditional PC market have taken a tumble over the past few years. In fact, PC sales hit a 10-year low last week, as both Gartner and IDC released their somber-looking quarterly sales reports. However, Lenovo’s latest announcement proves that there’s life …

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Europe’s IoT evolution

Andrea Siviero, research manager at IDC and Lionel Lamy, associate vice president of IDC’s European Software and Services Group discuss IoT consumer habits. The IoT market is evolving rapidly in Europe, with a lot of moving pieces and companies able to give a new value to objects and data, opening …

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Form and functionality – Laptops vs 2-in-1s vs Tablets

The mobile computing space is made up of three main form factors: laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s. Jonathan Easton asks the channel where the market is headed, and what type of device is leading the way. 10 years ago the mobile computing space was, perhaps more than any other in computing …

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More evidence of PC recovery emerges

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Compal Electronics president Ray Chen with some heroic news: the PC is back. Okay, that might be a bit of a drastic overstatement, but there has certainly been a resurgence in the PC market with the growth in powerful gaming and …

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PC set for decade of decline

PCs are set to continue their historic sales slump, hitting a decade of decline in 2021 according to new research from IDC. It is predicted that 418.2 million units will ship in 2021, down from 435 million in 2016, making a compound annual growth rate of -0.8 per cent.  While …

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Sales of cloud solutions expected to generate $11 billion every 90 days this year

Cloud solutions have continued to grow and will generate $11 billion in sales every 90 days, according to research from IDC. Spend on public and private cloud solutions increased by 34.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2016, with private cloud products coming out on top and accounting for …

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Apple might be slowing down, but the Smartwatch market is booming

Smartwatch shipments have risen 60 per cent year-on-year, new research has revealed. Analyst firm Canalys has found that shipments of smartwatch devices rose reached 6.1 million shipments between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016. The Apple Watch is the top seller with 46 per cent …

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Galaxy Note 7 users are fleeing to Apple

Half of Galaxy Note 7 users have already or are making plans to escape from their flaming device by switching to an iPhone, an IDC survey has found.  The survey of 1,082 American Note owners was taken four days after Samsung’s decision to cease the device’s production. 50 per cent …

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