Samsung is still the number one mobile maker
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 18 November 2016 12:36

Samsung is still the number one mobile maker


Apple did not cash in on Note 7 fiasco

Samsung Electronics is still the number one global seller of smartphones in spite of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Global IT spending on the rise
Published in News
Monday, 24 October 2016 11:50

Global IT spending on the rise


$3.5 trillion in 2017

Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide IT spending will reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 percent from 2016

Worldwide PC shipments still declining
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:52

Worldwide PC shipments still declining


Longest period of decline in history

Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016 –  a 5.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2015.

Falling PC sales appear to be bottoming out
Published in News


Unless you are Apple

There are signs that the falling PC market has opened its parachute and nearly hit rock bottom – unless you are Apple which is continuing to fall like a meteor.

India will provide no hope to PC makers
Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:06

India will provide no hope to PC makers


Sales are falling there too

Hopes that India might provide PC makers with a good market while the rest of the world is still pretty depressed are proving groundless.

Gartner says smartphone sales will fall dramatically
Published in Mobiles


That bubble has burst now

After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.

PC industry goes even lower
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 14:05

PC industry goes even lower


How low can you go?

Beancounters working for Canalys gave added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that PC sales have fallen 13 per cent mroe than the previous year.

PC shipments lowest since 2007
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:38

PC shipments lowest since 2007


9.6 per cent drop in a year

Beancounters at Gartner have been totting up some figures on a back of an envelope and reached the conclusion that PC shipments have dropped 9.6 percent.

Smartphone goldrush is over
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 01 April 2016 12:43

Smartphone goldrush is over


Gartner declares there is no longer gold in them thar hills

The days of the smartphone being a licence to print money are over and any growth in the market is going to be smart, according to the bean counters at Gartner.

Wearable market predicted to grow
Published in Wearables
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:15

Wearable market predicted to grow


Gartner polishes its crystal balls


Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.