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PCs still the right choice for business, despite decline in sales, says Gartner


"PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) totalled 20 million units in the third quarter of 2015, a decline of 17.4% from the same period in 2014, according to Gartner's latest PC market share data.

The analyst firm noted the negative effect of the strong US dollar on sales during the period.

'The currency devaluation and subsequent price increases of PCs continued to be a major contributor to the double-digit PC decline in EMEA in the third quarter of 2015,’ said Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal.

‘A year ago, three regions recorded a 21% growth, boosted by Microsoft's Bing promotion, while in the third quarter of 2015 all EMEA regions showed significant decline.’

Even though new Windows operating systems have tended to stimulate PC sales, Windows 10 devices did not make an impact on the number of shipments this time round. However, Gartner pointed out that such devices were not widely available across the EMEA region in the quarter.”


NCC Weekly News Update 13 October 2015 



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