Global PC Market Stagnation will Continue During 2016
Personal computer (PC) demand is still a major concern. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) — that’s a year-on-year decline of 11.5 percent, according to the latest market study by IDC.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
Why Tech Savvy Firms Grow 50 Percent Faster than Laggards
The second annual Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI 2015), revealing that organizations actively using cloud, mobility, big data or security technologies are experiencing up to 53 percent higher revenue growth rates than those that have not invested in these technologies.
How Cloud Innovation Happens First in Open Source Platforms
Through the new private cloud solutions and extended alliance, Dell and Red Hat aim to provide customers at various stages of OpenStack evaluation and use with an enterprise-grade software life cycle experience, and greater stability, predictability and rigor to the community-published OpenStack updates.
Dell and Red Hat have co-engineered OpenStack-based cloud solutions to address enterprise customer demand for more flexible, elastic and dynamic IT services.
Why Overall PC Shipments Decline by 1.7 Percent in Q1 2014
Global personal computer sales continue to be weak in a marketplace that favors other devices — such as smartphones and media tablets. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014 — that’s a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest market study by Gartner.
“The end of XP support by Microsoft on April 8 has played a role in the easing decline of PC shipments,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.
NY Times: When ‘sponsored by Dell’ is the Only Advertising
When Dell chose to be the inaugural brand on The New York Times’ Paid Posts native advertising platform in January, the fact that the pages were clearly labeled as branded content prompted some to question Dell’s decision.
Didn’t we realize that readers weren’t going to be taken in?
Asia-Pacific Region will Lead Volume of Tablet Sales in 2014
Strategy Analytics predicts that global media tablet shipments will grow by 25.9 percent in 2014. Based on their current forecasts, North America will account for 28 percent of global tablet volumes in 2014.
Asia-Pacific is the world’s largest region in 2014, accounting for 35 percent of all tablet shipments worldwide.
Why PC Shipments Declined by a Record 10 Percent in 2013
The leading vendors of personal computers would much rather put the trials and tribulations of last year behind them, but the industry analysts won’t let them.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 82.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), representing a year-on-year contraction of -5.6 percent, according to IDC.
How Large Smartphones will Compete with Small Tablets
Media tablets have already been adopted by millions of new users during the course of this year. Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units by the end of 2013, that’s down slightly from a previous forecast of 227.4 million but still 53.5 percent above 2012 levels, according to IDC.
However, new growth will slow in the coming years, as some key markets approach the saturation point.
Dell Accepts the Market Reality, Offers Low-Cost Chromebook
When Dell recently announced a low-priced chromebook — based on Google’s Chrome OS — it became the last major Windows PC maker to embrace the cloudbook phenomenon.
Like the stubborn CIO that resisted the cloud computing trend but eventually faced up to the market reality, Dell has finally accepted what others knew to be true — the glory days of the high-priced PC era are over.
Why Worldwide PC Shipments will Continue Decline in 2014
Personal computer shipments across the globe totaled 81.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13).
Compared with last year, the market contracted by -7.6% — slightly better than the projected decline of -9.5% for the quarter, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
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