Market researcher IDC says notebook sales and business purchasing have boosted its 2003 growth forecast for PC shipments by two points.The company now predicts that this year's PC shipments, which include desktops, notebooks and servers priced at less than $25,000, will grow by 8.
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Cable modem broadband service is expected to grow at high speeds. In-Stat/MDR reports that total worldwide cable modem subscribers reached 27 million in mid-2003, and is expected to hit 34 million by the end of the year.
Global semiconductor sales totaled $12.9 billion in July, up 2.
The promise of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as a one-stop, lower-cost answer for complex core business processes is a myth, analyst firm Forrester Research said in a report issued Tuesday.No single vendor is equipped to handle the range of end-to-end complexities that accompany the largest BPO requests, including human resources, finance and administration, Forrester said.
A new report from Forrester Research claims the music industry lost nearly US$700 million in CD sales last year through the proliferation of online music download and subscriptions services.
US content delivery servicesrevenues will grow about 20%, in 2003, from the estimated level of $186million in 2002, according to In-Stat/MDR. Thehigh-tech market research firm reports that growth will come from bothexisting customers expanding their use of content delivery services, andfrom new customers subscribing to these services.
Information technology budgets should grow 2 percent in 2004, with programs devoted to enterprise resource planning and supply chain management increasing their share of the software spending pie, a new report says.A survey of 500 IT executives released Tuesday by AMR Research shows budding financial optimism on the part of the survey's participants.
Make no mistake about it -- Sony is currently the runaway winner in the console wars. Its PlayStation 2 has sold nearly twice as many units in the United States as Microsoft's and Nintendo's consoles combined -- 18.
Consumers around the world bought a total of 115 million mobile phones in the second quarter, putting the industry on a record path to sell between 450 and 460 million phones this year, a survey found on Tuesday.Growth in emerging markets was the main reason why handset unit sales rose 11.
The Windows server market grew about 11.5% in the second quarter, compared with the same quarter a year ago, according to a study by International Data Corp.