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How Savvy Smartphone Vendors Disrupted the Tablet Market

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Seasonality combined with disinterested customers led to an annual decline of 14.7 percent in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16). Global shipments of tablets reached 39.6 million, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Global PC Market Stagnation will Continue During 2016

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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

Compute Sticks: Good PC Things Come in Small Packages

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With the recent introduction of the compute stick form-factor — such as ASUS Chromebit, Intel Compute Stick, and Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 — key players in the PC sector have uncovered yet another gap in which existing devices are sub-optimal for specific use cases.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Transition in Mobility Product Operating System Software

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Demand for mobile devices also drives the associated software upside potential. Recent estimates show that 1.74 billion smartphones, media tablets, two-in-one PCs and notebooks shipped in 2015 — that’s a year-on-year increase of 5 percent, according to Canalys.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why Global PC Market Continued an Epic Decline in 2015

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The Personal Computer (PC) market has been very volatile for several years. Meanwhile, each new year an industry analyst predicts a small recovery, but the forecast results fail to materialize. We’ve seen this cycle of refutal over and over again.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Enterprise Videoconference Market Volatility Continues

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Applications for a variety of video-based communication and collaboration use-cases have grown significantly over the last decade. Overall market adoption has been fueled by free services — such as Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts — which enables more people to become familiar with the process of impromptu or scheduled online face-to-face meetings.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

EMEA PC Shipment Outlook is Bleak Due to Shrinking Demand

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PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 18.4 million units in the third quarter of 2015, posting a 23% decline year on year, according to IDC. Moreover, Western Europe demand declined at a higher rate than expected — and the outlook is equally bleak.

Source: IDC

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