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Gartner says back-to-school PC sales failed. IDC says they worked

Analyst outfits Gartner and IDC have reached opposing conclusions on the same set of events. Both chose Tuesday to release their quarterly count of PC sales for the year's third quarter. Gartner's principal analyst Mika Kitagawa proclaimed the quarter was a “very weak back-to-school sales season” and the firm reported a 3.6 …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 2017

'Hyper' kids ate all the sales growth again, say converged systems beancounters

IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker shows a flight to the top vendors, away from HPE, Hitachi and the Others' category, with the hyperconverged sector being the only growth area. Worldwide converged systems vendor revenues increased 6.2 per cent year over year to $3.15bn, and those overall stats break …
Chris Mellor, 29 Sep 2017
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Australians still buy 100,000 feature phones a quarter

Vendors shipped 2.16 million mobile phones in Australia during 2017's second quarter, 100,000 of which were feature phones. So says an analyst from IDC's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, which says this year's total topped Q2 2016 by 330,000, for 18.4 per cent year-on-year growth. The feature phones were 3G‑capable, a …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 2017
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PC sales to fall and fall and fall and fall and fall for the next five years

Analyst firm IDC has issued a forecast for PC sales from 2016 to 2021, and the news is bad: shipments slipping from 2016's 435.1 million units to 398.3 million in 2021, for five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 per cent. “Shipments could pick up if accelerators like economic conditions, adoption of gaming, VR, and …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Aug 2017
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PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared

Analyst firms IDC and Gartner have emitted their quarterly assessments of the personal computer market, with both recording further sales slowdowns but also suggesting things could be worse. Gartner reckons the world consumed 61.1 million machines, down 4.3 per cent from the same quarter in 2016. IDC says combined desktop, …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2017

Farewell, slumping 40Gbps Ethernet, we hardly knew ye

Analyst firm IDC reckons the world's Ethernet switch market laid on 3.3 per cent growth year-on-year for the first quarter of 2017, up to US$5.66 billion. At the same time, however, the service provider router market bore out what you'd expect if you've been watching Cisco's indifferent performances of late – it slipped by 3.7 …
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Windows 10 love to see PC market grow again. Future iPhone to be clear. Elvis to re-appear

Analyst outfit IDC thinks the PC market will grow again, although things are going to get worse before they get better. And the growth will come because people like Windows 10. The firm's new Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device (PCD) Tracker says “As a collective group of device categories, the PCD market is expected …
Simon Sharwood, 26 May 2017
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SSD price premium over disk faaaalling

The general solid state drive price premium over disk should decline from 6.6x now to 2.2x in 2021, according to new IDC numbers. IDC updated its SSD forecast last week and Stifel analyst and MD Aaron Rakers has had a look at the updated forecast. It says SSD shipments will increase from around 157.5 million units shipped in …
Chris Mellor, 22 May 2017
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It's been two and a half years of decline – tablets aren't coming back

Tablet sales have once again fallen, as the market logged its tenth consecutive quarter of decline. Research firm IDC said on Thursday that the 8.5 per cent drop in shipments year-over-year means that it has now been two and a half years since the tablet market saw any sort of positive growth. In the past three months, all but …
Shaun Nichols, 5 May 2017

PC sales are up across Europe. You read that right. PC sales are up

Sales of personal computers - boring old-school desktop and laptops – are up across Europe. So says market-watcher IDC in its new Personal Computing Device Tracker for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the first quarter of 2017. Notebook PC sales grew by 11.7 per cent to lead the surge to 17,400,000 overall sales, about …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Apr 2017
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Seagate sponsors re-fashioned IDC digital data-flood blather

Remember the old EMC IDC Digital Universe we’re-drowning-in-a-zettabyte-sized-data-flood annual studies? Like a phoenix, it has come back. There was one in 2011, and another in 2012 which said the digital universe would reach 40 zettabytes by 2020. It’s back, sort of, with Seagate paying the sponsorship bills and the …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2017
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Converged systems market is so hot it just went backwards

Converged systems are supposed to be the hot spot of the otherwise-troubled server and storage markets. Yet sales just dipped for 2016's final quarter, according to kit-counting firm IDC, and overall growth for the year was tepid. The analysts' Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker for 2016's final quarter found that …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 2017

White-box slingers, Chinese server makers now neck-and-neck with US tech giants

Analysis An analyst poring over IDC’s fourth 2016 quarter server stats has found that Cisco is slipping, and white-box manufacturers and China-based vendors are overtaking the historically dominant US server suppliers. Here is a server shipment market share snapshot in the fourth 2016 quarter using IDC numbers: Dell – 21 per cent. …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2017

Revamped IDC Storage Tracker anoints Dell as external storage top dog

The latest IDC Storage Tracker says top dog Dell Technologies has more external storage revenue share than HPE, IBM and NetApp combined. The previous Storage Tracker format separated external enterprise storage (arrays) from total enterprise storage, which includes storage sold with servers, and provided tabulated results for …
Chris Mellor, 3 Mar 2017

Wearables aren't dead but apps on wearables might be

Sales of wearables did okay in the Christmas quarter, but sales of apps for wearables are in the doldrums. That's the opinion of abacus-twirlers at IDC in the latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. “Early on, the market was bifurcated between smart wearables – those capable of running third party apps – and Basic …
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TWO BILLION PCs to sell in next five years

More bad news for the PC and tablet market: analyst IDC says the five-year sales slump is set to extend to a decade of decline. The firm now predicts that just 418.2 million units will ship in 2021, down from 2016's 435 million machines, for a compound annual growth rate of -0.8 per cent. There's a tiny ray of sunlight in …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Feb 2017

World to spend US$2.4 TRILLION on tech in 2017

Analyst outfit IDC reckons the world will spend US$2.4 trillion (€2.25tn, £1.91tn) on technology products in 2017, with just under half of the cheques to be written by very large companies. IDC counts software, hardware and services when it tots up its spending sums and says the majority of cash is splashed by business. The …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Feb 2017
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Chinese investors gobble up owner of PCWorld, Macworld etc

Two Chinese investors are buying the owner of PCWorld magazine and the IDC market research outfit International Data Group (IDG) – but IDC’s high-performance computing research businesses are not included in the sale. The two Chinese investors are China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co, Ltd and the confusingly named IDG Capital. …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2017

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