Feeds

Fujitsu leads Euro PC sales growth

The supermarket channel leads the way

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Survey Europeans are buying more PCs than ever before, if the latest Dataquest figures are anything to go by. During the first three months of the year, European PC sales climed 20 per cent on the same period last year. Driving that growth were sales into the home -- while business-oriented sales grew just nine per cent, domestic sales rose 57 per cent. Compaq, Dell and IBM emerged as the top three vendors, but Dataquest hightlighted Fujitsu for special attention, thanks to its aggressive use of non-standard channels, specifically supermarkets. It saw growth of 46.9 per cent between Q1 1998 and Q1 1999, beating even the perenial fast-growing Dell, which notched up growth of 43 per cent. Germany remained the biggest market, scoring unit shipments of 1.6 million. The UK managed 1.4 million, France 895,000. That said, given the cutthroat nature of the German market, where users generally care far more about price than spec. (the home PC market here grew 109 per cent, compared to Britain and France's joint 75 per cent), and the fact that Germany has twice the population of the UK, that suggests Britain is still the best place to do business. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.