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PC shipments edge up

pc-sales-slumpShipments of PCs during any fourth quarter used to be strong until two years ago.

But figures released by Gartner said that worldwide PC shipments grew by a miserly one percent during the last quarter of 2014.

Shipments amounted to 83.7 million units and analysts at the company think the results are a “slow but consistent improvement after two years of decline”. more»

IBM analyses Cyber Monday sales

Cyberman - Wikimedia CommonsWhile the concepts of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are largely unknown in these isles, shops have jumped on the American bandwagon causing riots and mayhem in shops across the UK.

And now James Lovell, European retail guru, has got his analytics engines to work and notices that although sales fell compared to last year, the percentage of sales made on mobiles rose by around a third. more»

Apple iPad leads but others snap at heels

The late Steve Jobs with an iPadOut of the 74.53 million tablets expected to ship during the current calendar quarter, the Apple iPad will take the lead with 26.8 percent of the worldwide shipments.

That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said that out of those 74.5 million tablets, 20 million will be iPads, 27.8 million will be from other multinational vendors such as Samsung and Lenovo, and 26.7 million will be so-called “white box” or unbranded units. more»