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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

PC Market within Africa Declines Significantly in 2015

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The African PC market sank to new lows in the second quarter of the year amid a slowdown in GDP growth, increasing unemployment, and the strengthening of the dollar against many of the continent’s currencies. The first-quarter shipments decline of 11.8% was topped by a 26.7% downturn Q2 2015, the largest slump the market has ever suffered.

Source: IDC

Malware Study Finds Significant Rise in Mobile Infections

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In the first half of 2015 report, Alcatel-Lucent estimates that 80 percent of malware infections detected on mobile networks have been traced to Windows-based computers. This finding represents a significant change from 2013 and 2014 when the source of mobile network infections were roughly split 50:50 between Android and Windows-supported devices.

Source: Alcatel-Lucent

Portable Computing Market Outlook Remains Flat in 2015

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According to the latest market study by ABI Research, total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015 — which is essentially flat compared to 2014 levels. “Segment growth is occurring in Chromebooks, much in part due to purchases by schools,” said Jeff Orr.

via Digital Lifescapes

PC Market Continues to Decline Ahead of Windows 10 Release

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Worldwide PC shipments totaled 66.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. This represented a year-on-year decline of -11.8% — that’s about one percent below the already low projections for the quarter.

via IDC

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