Looks like limbo bar can go lower
Beancounters at Gartner Group have said that worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.2 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 2.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2016. The first quarter of 2017 was the first time since 2007 that the PC market experienced shipments below 63 million units in a quarter.
Gartner remains hopeful
Last year represented the fifth year of declining PC sales, according to beancounters at Gartner.
Gartner dusts off its Crystal balls
The divination unit of Gartner group has been dusting off its crystal balls for its solstice predictions and decided that by 2019, a fifth of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).
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.
$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
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.
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.
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.
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.