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.
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.
Worldwide PC shipments will fall by -6.2% in 2015, according to IDC. This will be the fourth consecutive year of declining volumes. The consumer transition to Windows 10 should happen quickly, but the free upgrade reduces the need for a new PC.
Worldwide personal computer (PC) shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15) — that’s a year-on-year decline of -6.7 percent, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
PC vendors have a complex market development challenge in 2015 — learn how to embrace ongoing demand volatility. Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -4.9 percent in 2015, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly.
AWS, which derives its revenue from its IaaS cloud computing offerings, generated nearly $4.8 billion in 2014 — an increase of 50% from 2013. Whereas Google and Microsoft generated just $177 million and $188 million, respectively. This lead, however, comes from the AWS six-year head start in the market.
Smaller declines in personal computer sales around the globe are a welcomed change. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 80.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), that’s a year-on-year decline of -2.4 percent, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).