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2015 PC Sales

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PC shipment decline in 2015 sets bleak record


The PC business can't climb out of the four-year hole it's dug for itself, researcher IDC said today.

2015 smartphone sales

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Smartphones hit second-highest quarter record

Global smartphone shipments reached their second highest level ever for a single quarter in the third quarter of 2015, IDC announced Wednesday.

Total shipments in the third quarter reached 355.2 million, up 6.8% from 332.6 million in the third quarter of 2014, IDC said.

2015 Tablet sales.

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Tablettes : une affaire de professionnels en Europe ?

IDC estime que la demande en entreprise va relancer, sur le court terme, le marché des tablettes en Europe de l’Ouest.

Some teens may indeed be anti-Facebook

Facebook's popularity might be on the decline among some teenagers, the company signaled Wednesday.

For younger teenagers, Facebook has seen a decline in the number of daily users, the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call. Overall, usage among U.S. teens was stable between the second and third quarters, but the decrease in daily usage for some was noted early in the prepared remarks of Facebook's chief financial officer, David Ebersman.

2014 Smartphone sales.

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2014 PC Sales

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2014 Tablet sales.

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Q3-2014. Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors.

Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to datacenters.

Third-quarter disk storage sales jumped 5.1 percent year over year, reaching US$8.8 billion, according to research firm IDC. This was a change from the anemic growth the market saw earlier this year, brought on by falling demand in mature markets.

Server sales, Q3-2014. HP slips, IBM stumbles, white boxes rise in server market.

For the big winner in this quarter's IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report, look at the server market as a whole, which expanded about 5 percent over the past four quarters. All the big-name vendors are potential losers, though, as generic hardware eats into their profits. That generic hardware comes in the form of the ODM (original design manufacturer) market, which is up 44.2 percent over the last four quarters and now commands nearly 9 percent of the total sales in the server market.

Mobile data growth helps Deutsche Telekom, Orange offset competitive pressures

Telecom operators Deutsche Telekom and Orange's latest results were negatively impacted by tough competition on fixed as well as mobile networks, but cost cuts and mobile data partly helped of offset that.

Deutsche Telekom and Orange both reported their fourth quarter and full year results, ending Dec. 31, on Thursday.

2013 Tablet sales

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IDC: PC sales won't stop dropping until 2018

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker released a new set of PC sales projections through 2018, and all signs indicate the PC market will continue to tighten its belt.



2013 Smartphone sales.

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Office 365 turns one, but success is tough to tally

Beware of misleading numbers, says one analyst; look at Office Web Apps' progress, argues another A year after the launch of Microsoft's ambitious Office 365, it's almost impossible for outsiders to get a grip on how the software-by-subscription program has done, analysts admitted today.

2013 PC sales

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Mac sales jump 19% when compared to Q4 2012

Skype international traffic grew 36% in 2013, to 214 billion minutes

Market research firm TeleGeography reports that Skype’s international traffic volume continues to grow significantly.

Apple still king of mobile apps with over $10 billion in App Store sales

Apple may have the minority mobile share, but it monetizes iOS via mobile app sales far more effectively than Google Play. Apple still king of mobile apps with over $10 billion in AppStore sales
With all the crowing about Apple and iOS having a minority market share in the mobile space, it's easy to forget that Apple does something with iOS that Google's still struggling to do: make money -- and tons of it -- with mobile apps.

BlackBerry starts looking for buyer or partner as new OS struggles

Blackberry's board of directors has formed a committee to explore strategic alternatives for the future of the company that could include joint ventures or a sale of the company, as it struggles to turn its new BlackBerry 10 operating system into a success.

The news comes after the company announced that it had shipped 6.8 million smartphones and recorded a US$84 million loss during the three months to June 1. Only 2.7 million phones running the new OS were sold, a figure that disappointed analysts.

Q3-2013. HP regains server lead but Taiwan vendors see big growth

Hewlett-Packard took back its server crown from IBM last quarter as the overall market contracted and Taiwanese vendors made big gains selling directly to Internet giants like Google and Facebook, IDC reported Wednesday.

HP expanded its share of the market only modestly from a year earlier but IBM's portion declined 4.5 points despite solid mainframe sales, to leave HP in the top spot. HP finished the third quarter with 28.1 percent of worldwide server revenue to IBM's 23.4 percent, IDC said.

Google’s Android Eclipses Apple to Become the MS-DOS of Our Time

Apple may have shipped a record number of iOS devices during the most recent quarter, according to analysts at IDC. But the real story is the utter dominance of Android, which is gobbling so much market share that Apple could soon find itself in the single digits.

Lenovo profit up 36 percent on smartphone, tablet demand

Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted a 36 percent year-over-year growth in its net profit in Q3-2013, with demand for the company's smartphones and tablets continuing to outpace shipments for its PC products.

For its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, the company's net profit reached US$220 million, an increase from $162 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was also up 13 percent year-over-year, at $9.8 billion.

Microsoft grows earnings, revenue in Q1 FY2014, helped by server software

Microsoft's revenue and earnings per share grew more than 15 percent each in its first fiscal quarter of 2014, during which enterprise server software products sold particularly well, the company said Thursday.

Microsoft generated revenue of $18.5 billion in the quarter, ended Sept. 30, up 16 percent compared with last year's first quarter and topping the $17.8 billion consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Financial.

Orange. Résultats T3-2013.

Malgré des résultats financiers globaux mitigés, le branche française d’Orange parvient à décrocher un « niveau de ventes nettes record depuis 3 ans ».

IBM's results hampered by slowing hardware sales

Managing its way nimbly through times of economic sluggishness, IBM reported a 6 percent increase in profit for the third quarter even as its revenue declined.

IBM's third-quarter profit was $4.0 billion, compared to $3.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012, the company announced Wednesday. Revenue was $23.7 billion, compared to $24.7 billion in the year prior.

Baisse notable des revenus des opérateurs télécoms français au 2e trimestre 2013

L’Observatoire des marchés de l’ARCEP révèle une baisse notable des revenus des opérateurs télécoms français au 2e trimestre 2013. Les marges se contractent essentiellement sur le mobile.

Server revenue continued slide in Q2-2013 on weak demand, says IDC

The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.

Revenue was down 6.2 per cent to $11.9 billion in the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline, as demand for servers continued to soften in most geographic regions, the research firm said. Unit shipments were also down 1.2 percent to 2 million, after also falling in the previous two quarters.

HP shuffles leadership as revenue falls in Q3-2013

CEO Meg Whitman is consolidating the marketing and communications groups, among other movements in the C-suite.

Rackspace growing but its cloud is still tiny next to AWS

Hosting provider Rackspace exceeded analyst predictions Friday when it posted strong financial results, but it continues to be dwarfed in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market by the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Rackspace reported overall second quarter earnings of $22 million, and revenues of $376 million, up 18 percent on the previous year and beyond the Wall Street predictions of $372 million.

Alcatel-Lucent sees revenue growth driven by strong sales of IP networking equipment

Alcatel-Lucent's second-quarter revenue grew 1.9 percent year on year, driven by strong growth in sales of IP networking equipment, one of the markets on which the company is pinning its future.

However, the company reported a net loss of €885 million (US$1.15 billion) for the quarter, including an impairment charge of €552 million following a re-evaluation of assets, and restructuring charges of €194 million, among other things, the company said.

Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider

Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research report.

Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1-2013

Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7 percent year-over-year in Q1-2013, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC.

Revenue in the market dropped to $10.9 billion in the quarter, the fifth-time in the last six quarters the server industry saw year-over-year decline. Server shipments also fell in the period by 3.9 percent year-over-year.

Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012 to $18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.

2012 PC sales

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As PCs decline, it's Apple that's making real money from PCs


A blip on the radar for PC sales globally, Apple's Macs nonetheless make nearly half the industry's profits

2012 Smartphone sales

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Samsung tops Apple in connected device sales in '12

IDC also reports that the total market for smartphones, tablets, and PCs climbed 29 percent last year.

Samsung surpassed Apple in the market for smart connected devices last year as the Korean electronics giant's shipments of smartphones, tablets, and PCs more than doubled, a new report says.

2012 Tablet sales

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Apple, Samsung Led Tablet Market in Q4-2012

Apple and Samsung Electronics led the tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2012, but new entrant Microsoft did not make it to the top five with its Surface tablet.

The market share of Apple also continued to drop in the quarter, IDC said on Thursday.

Worldwide server shipments rose in Q3-2012, but revenue fell

Worldwide server shipments went up in the third quarter of 2012, but revenue from those sales dropped due to economic uncertainty in some parts of the world, research firm Gartner said in a study released on Wednesday.

Server shipments totaled 2.46 million units in the third quarter, growing by 3.6 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Server sales dropped year over year by 2.8 percent to $12.6 billion.

EMEA: Server sales continue to decline, says IDC

HP regained the top spot and Linux sales grew, but gloom prevails as revenue from server sales declined 12 percent year-on-year in EMEA region

Revenue from server sales declined by about 12 percent year-on-year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the first quarter of 2012, as vendors continue to suffer from a slowdown in server spending, according to market research company IDC.

2011: smartphone sales.

Apple closing in on Nokia as smartphone leader.

As Nokia continues to shed market share, second-place Apple is inching closer to become the world's dominant smartphone vendor, according to IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

US Consumer electronics spending hits $144B in 2011

Recent news of Apple killing it with fourth-quarter earnings and holiday spending showing more people shopping online was re-confirmed today by market research company The NPD Group.

Their numbers show that these fourth-quarter trends actually held true for all of 2011.