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.”
• Can you afford to lose £4.1 million? That's the cost of cyber crime to business
• Dell's $67 billion mega-deal for EMC will create an IT giant to rival HP, IBM and Cisco
• Meet the virtual woman who may take your job
• Why IT needs to stop saying no
• Safe Harbour: my firm uses Google Docs – what do I do now?
• UK workers' approaches to fight data hacks are outdated
• Companies with digital transformation strategies have double the revenue growth than those without
• PCs still the right choice for business, despite decline in sales, says Gartner
• Fake LinkedIn profiles lure unsuspecting users
• And finally…Ada Lovelace Day: celebrating the world's first computer programmer