(The Register) The abacus-shufflers of analyst firm IDC have revised their 2016 PC sales forecasts downwards.
The firm now says PC shipments "... are forecast to decline by 7.3% year over year." That's "roughly two per cent below earlier projections as conditions have been weaker than expected." The firm names "weak currencies, depressed commodity prices, political uncertainty, and delayed projects" as the weaker conditions impacting sales.
Windows 10 isn't helping matters either, because lots of people are availing themselves of free Windows 10 upgrades rather than buying a new PC. The firm also says that "while a large share of enterprises are evaluating Windows 10, the pace of new PC purchases has not yet stabilized commercial PC shipments." Which sounds like plenty of organisations just aren't pulling the upgrade trigger fast enough to give the PC market a kick.
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