Articles about Worldwide Growth

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Ex-Acer chief grasps reins of Lenovo's EMEA biz

Gianfranco Lanci, who quit Acer after a series of boardroom wrangles nine months ago, has been picked up by rival computer company Lenovo to head up their operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Lanci, CEO of Acer until March last year, has just been appointed head of Lenovo's EMEA PC division as the Chinese giant …
Anna Leach, 11 Jan 2012
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APAC IT spend to grow THREE TIMES faster than rest of the world

Asia Pacific is powering ahead of the rest of the world and driving a recovery in global IT spending forecast to total $3.7 trillion (£2.3tr) in 2012, according to the latest data from Gartner. While total worldwide growth is set to stand at 2.5 per cent this year, down from the analyst’s previous forecast of 3.7 per cent, the …
Phil Muncaster, 06 Apr 2012
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US PC sales sputter amidst economic gloom

Worldwide PC shipments will outshine previous growth forecasts for 2008 according to IDC, which attributed the rise to robust sales of portable computers. The research firm said yesterday that it now expects to see worldwide computer shipments rise 15.2 per cent over last year’s figures. That’s an increase of 2.5 points on IDC’s …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Jun 2008
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Global PC shipments up in Q4

Computer makers saw worldwide shipments increase by more than 15 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2007, but analysts have warned that growth is likely to slow over the next few years as the credit crunch bites. Analyst firm IDC, which yesterday released its latest quarterly tracker report on global PC shipments, said that while …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Jan 2008
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HP's Hurd points out flat and spotty US in Q3

HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday. Hurd also offered a couple of crumbs of detail on his ambitions for EDS – once the services giant has been borged by HP – and gave Wall Street analysts a …
Joe Fay, 21 May 2008
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Global mobile phone connections hit 2.5bn

The total number of mobile connections in the world reached 2.5bn on Thursday, having passed the two billion mark just 12 months ago. That's according to estimates from Wireless Intelligence, a body set up by research firm Ovum and the GSM Association. "The cellular industry took 20 years to reach one billion connections, …
Charlie Taylor, 08 Sep 2006
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SEMI says chip industry on rise

Survey Industry body SEMI said today that worldwide growth in the semiconductor chip industry showed optimistic signs. Over 80 member companies in the US, Europe and Japan were surveyed in the bi-annual report. Those respondents account for 80 per cent of worldwide revenue in the market. The survey looked at equopment companies which …
Mike Magee, 12 Jul 1999
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IT spend up 1% in 2001 – IDC

The "perfect storm" of the 11 September terrorist attacks, slowing global economy, and the telecommunications supply-demand mismatch, means that worldwide IT spending will only increase one per cent in 2001. The figure comes from IDC which forecast spending growth will recover slowly to 5.5 per cent by the end of 2002. The year …
Robert Blincoe, 15 Nov 2001
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Semiconductor sales to slump in 2002

Semiconductor sales will hit a slump in 2002, Gartner warned today. Global sales are forecast to grow 27 per cent next year, 10 per cent down on 2000. DRAM chips will see worldwide growth of 66 per cent from 2000-2001, compared to 56 per cent the previous year. But the long-predicted dip will come in Q2 of 2002 - when …
Linda Harrison, 14 Nov 2000