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Consumer, enterprise and public sector fuel Aussie PC spend
Australia’s traditional PC market has bucked the global trend to record growth in Q2, driven by strong consumer, enterprise and public sector spend.
IDC: PC outlook remains mildly negative – but there is a silver lining
IDC has released their report that details a slight decline in the personal computing devices market through to 2021 - it's not all bad though.
Lenovo ups sustainability game with new manufacturing process
“Our focus on innovation extends beyond R&D and product design, to the way our products are manufactured."
Declining APAC PC market set to stabilise, but will remain challenging
"Similar to worldwide PC trends, Asia Pacific is witnessing continued market consolidation in the PC industry."
Is the PC market on the road to recovery?
"The contraction in traditional PC shipments experienced over the past five years finally appears to be giving way."
PC market not dead yet: Decline slows as new designs boost demand
All hope is not dead for the PC market as the decline has slowed down, according to the latest statistics from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
India's demonetization slows down devices market
“More than half of PC buying from retail and exclusive stores in India is done through cash."
Is Samsung about to sell its PC business?
“Lenovo, already the world’s largest PC supplier, is continuously seeking opportunities to further grow its core business in the global market."
‘Sluggish’ India PC market held up by consumer spend, IDC reveals
"Early indicators illustrate an immediate impact on retail purchase and drop observed in online channel business."
Global PC shipments on the decline for record eighth consecutive quarter
The preliminary results of one of Gartner’s more recent studies paints a pretty gloomy picture for the PC market.
PC vendors vying for position in declining market
“We will need a strong holiday season to ensure that we don't enter 2017 in a poor inventory situation."
Growth in device shipments not returning any time soon
"For the PC market to stay on pace for flat growth in 2017, business spending needs to flourish."
PC vendors: Shape up or ship out
PC vendors face a stark choice and must decide between overhauling their businesses or leaving the PC market, according to Gartner.
Intel invests in the next wave of computing
Intel is currently working to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, and investing in visual cloud, PC innovation, IoT and 5G.
Acer reports lacklustre revenues for 1Q16
Acer has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, with figures not looking so great for the Taiwan-based PC vendor.
PC market decline set to continue, but there are growth areas
IDC says while stabilisation of the PC market remains an elusive goal for now, there are some areas where there's money to be made.
Exclusive: Brace for consolidation, declining Kiwi PC market in 2016
Strap yourself in for a bumpy year in the Kiwi PC market in 2016, with IDC NZ expecting declining shipments - and vendor consolidation.
NZ PC market stabilises following competition from Lenovo
“Increased competition particularly after Lenovo’s entry in the consumer space combined with strong spending in the education and government segments.
Lenovo storms ahead of Apple, leads PC market
In Q2 2015, Lenovo had a 15% share of the PC market, which was enough to bump the company into the top position.
'Healthy' second half on the way for PC market
There's good news on the way for PC resellers according to IDC's latest PC market report, though for Apple resellers the good times are already here.
Going down: NZ PC shipments slump in Q1
PC shipments in New Zealand slumped in Q1, with exchange rates one of the key factors – and the months ahead aren’t looking much better.
PC market makes a comeback
The PC market is in a state of flux, with shipments expected to fall in 2015 but grow in 2016 and 2017, according to IDC.
'Astonishing' year for PC sales as NZ records new record sales
The New Zealand PC market logged an ‘astonishing’ year in 2014, with year-on-year growth of 15.9% and 774,400 units shipped.
Driven by HP success, New Zealand PC market set to have best year in history
In the third quarter of 2014, the New Zealand PC market shipments came in at 187,000 units, according to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly tracker.