Thursday, September 08, 2011

PC vendors “flailing” as sales forecasts tumble | News | PC Pro

Bad news for the PC ecosystem (via ft.com)

PC manufacturers face a testing two years as a changing technology landscape throws their business plans into chaos, according to research from Gartner.

The warning comes as the company slashed its sales growth projection for 2011 from 9.3% to only 3.8%, with global sales expected to hit a total of 352 million units.

A combination of changing tastes, pressure from other gadgets such as smartphones and tablets and an increasing sense of the PC as a long-life item have all conspired against manufacturers, according to the analysts.

PC vendors “flailing” as sales forecasts tumble | News | PC Pro

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