Smartphones and software -- not to mention signs of life in the PC market -- are fueling IT spending this year, according to market researchers.
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The Mac maker has leapfrogged Samsung to enter the top five group of PC vendors in the UK, amid a general picture of declining sales and low consumer spending
IDC has reported that PC shipments fell 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2011 amid cautious business spending, rising prices and disruptions in Japan
Global PC shipments are expected to hit 376.6 million units in 2010, up 22 percent from a year ago, according to Gartner. Those units will equate to spending of $245.4 billion, up 12 percent from 2009.
Here's a tale of two PC titans: HP and Dell. One executes well every quarter. The other doesn't. Both see big PC upgrade cycles ahead. Both are looking to ride a bump in enterprise spending courtesy of Windows 7. Place your bets.
The number of PCs shipped around the globe in 2009 is expected to be lower than the previous year, the first time since the 2001 dot-com bust, according to market research firm iSuppli.Just 287.
My very first Bluetooth GPS receiver came from Pharos and that baby performed like no other I have seen since then. I could throw the little "hockey puck" GPS receiver in the back seat and it would still get a solid strong signal served up to my laptops and PDAs. Pharos has been making a line of Pocket PC and now Windows Mobile devices with a GPS focus for a few years and I have tried a couple of them without being that impressed. I was just sent their latest device, the Pharos Traveler 137, to check out for a bit and was very interested in it because it is the first Windows Mobile-based device that supports T-Mobile's unique 1700 MHz 3.5G data network. After spending a few days with the device, I think it is one of the best Pharos models made and may be compelling for T-Mobile customers looking for a WM device.
Some 500,000 of India's small businesses will buy their first PC and boost spending on software, services and security, says AMI-Partners study.
The recent collapse of worldwide financial markets has everyone on edge. If you’re like most people, tough times have you looking around at ways to cut back on spending. You might be tempted to impose a freeze on all new purchases of hardware and software, but that draconian strategy only works for so long. Sooner or later, you need to refresh old technology, either because it’s stopped working or is so slow that it’s cramping your productivity. A better strategy, in my experience, is learning to shop smarter. In today’s post, I share some of the secrets I’ve learned about how to get great PC hardware and software without breaking the bank.
CIOs expect their IT spending to be up 2.3 percent in 2008, but PC upgrades, outsourcing and consultants are viewed as the most discretionary items in budgets, according to a survey by Merrill Lynch.
In 2007, the PC supply chain shipped 257 mln systems worldwide and the mobile phone supply chain manufactured 1.1 bln finished phones that same year, according to IDC. Combined, these two supply chains finished shipments were valued at $318 bln in 2007, equal to more than a third of the global customer spending on information [...]
Planning on putting in some time on the PC over the Holidays? Maybe you're going to be spending some time fragging zombies, or creating cards from friends and family, or maybe you're going to be rendering a family DVD to give out as a gift. Chances are that unless your PC is quite new it could do with a little bit of a performance boost to help you get more done in less time. Here are some ways that you can boost the performance of your system for the Holidays.
UBS released its CIO survey this week and illustrated a number of cross currents in enterprise spending and hardware. The short version: HP is being increasingly viewed as a most valuable vendor; Vista has no affect on PC demand and server and storage spending is expected to jump.
Confidence has returned, and laptops continue to drive PC spending across the region, says Gartner.
Schonfeld & Associates released its data on 2006 advertising spending by industry. Large, diversified food companies, expected to spend $28.
IBM PC heir Lenovo joins the top 10, just behind Toshiba, in iSuppli's latest semiconductor spending analysis.
Sales of microchips for personal computers will grow 18% this year, but near stagnant spending on desktop computers will lead to single-digit annual growth rates through 2008, according to IDC. PC-related microchips include computer processors and memory as well as semiconductors that manage power, sound, video and communications.
Research firm IDC raises its forecast for 2003 and 2004 worldwide PC shipments, citing evidence of a recovery in business spending.
UK PC sales are growing at their highest rate since 2000, mostly driven by consumers shopping for bargains, according to IDC
IDC says that PC sales for the second quarter were better than expected, but full recovery will have to wait until corporates begin spending again
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