GARTNER

June 28th, 2012

Gartner: Windows to Windows RT is Akin to DOS to Windows

Industry thinktank Gartner believes that following the introduction of Windows RT this fall, Microsoft will deemphasize the traditional Windows desktop in favor of Windows RT in a way similar to the shift away from MS-DOS. The report, entitled Windows 8 Changes Windows as We Know It, projects that while Microsoft isn’t going to force anyone [...]

April 12th, 2012

In a ‘Post-PC World’, PC Growth Still Positive

While many have extolled the rise of tablet-culture to be a hallmark of the beginning of a ‘post-PC world’, recent numbers from market research firm IDC prove that there is still life in the PC market. According to IDC, the worldwide PC market saw a slight increase in volume during the first quarter of 2012 [...]

September 8th, 2011

Gartner Revises PC Growth Forecast

Industry monitoring group Gartner has sharply lowered its growth forecast for PC sales from 9.3% to 3.8%, and has trimmed their 2012 forecast to 10.9%, from 12.8% citing a stagnant economy and explosive growth of tablet computers. “Western Europe is not only struggling through excess PC inventory, but economic upheaval as well,” said Gartner research [...]