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October 7, 2011 by

Notebooks, tablets, and winning with Windows 8

Notebook PCs and media tablets are clearly different beasts, and today, research companies such as Gartner and IDC count them separately. This is easy because the vast majority of notebook PCs run Microsoft Windows on Intel processors, while the vast majority of tablets run Apple's IOS on ARM chips.

April 14, 2011 by

Weak PC sales to impact Microsoft

Both IDC and Gartner have reported weak first quarter sales for the PC industry, and that's likely to translate into some profit headwinds for Microsoft in its fiscal third quarter.

October 24, 2008 by

VMware, IDC play virtualisation hardball

VMware has disputed the way key research into the virtualisation market was undertaken by analysts IDC, and questioned figures that appear to show rapid growth by a competitive product from Microsoft

March 3, 2008

Microsoft Windows servers grew 9.8% in Q4 2007

Microsoft Windows servers showed positive growth as revenues grew 6.9% and unit shipments grew 9.8% YTY, according to IDC. Quarterly revenue of $5.7 bln for Microsoft Windows servers set an all-time high for a single quarter and represented the single largest revenue segment in the server market with 36.6% of overall quarterly factory revenue. Unix [...]

December 7, 2005 by

BSA: One third of software in Australia is stolen

The Business Software Alliance, which represents large software vendors such as Microsoft and Symantec, published a study on Thursday that claims almost one third of business software in Australia is pirated. The survey, which focused on the economic impact of unlicensed business software, was conducted by IDC and concluded that by reducing Australia's software piracy rate to 22 percent within three years would result in 10,000 new jobs, increase local industry revenues by AU$4.

May 19, 2005 by

Microsoft steps up VoIP efforts

Microsoft is starting to make more noise with its VoIP ambitions says IDC, pointing to partnerships that the company formed with major IP-PBX vendors, such as Siemens and Alcatel, and those in development with carriers like British Telecom and MCI. The efforts are centered on SIP-based collaborative applications being developed for the Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 product line (See Fan Farber’s take).

April 23, 2004 by

Windows market share to drop to 58% by 2007

Microsoft currently has around 90% share of the client operating system market with Windows but this will fall to 58% by 2007 as new devices increasingly appear, IDC said. By 2007, Windows on PCs will account for 58% of the client operating system market, with the Symbian OS for communication devices taking 17%, according to IDC figures.


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