September 25, 2009
Gartner calls bottom for PC sales
John Oates writes that according to research firm Gartner PC sales will be on the rise next year.
“By 2010 Gartner expects growth of 12.6 per cent, pushed by mobile PCs and helped by desktop PC sales going positive as businesses start replacing machines again. But it expects prices to continue falling leading to almost unchanged revenues.”
Microsoft’s Bing search share up to 9.3 percent
Mary Jo Foley uses ComScore research findings to illustrate the search market.
“ComScore, the researcher I cite, hasn’t released its search data to the public or press yet for the month of August. But it looks like it has made it available to Wall Street. The results (according to a second-hand account from JP Morgan): Bing’s U.S. query share was up to 9.3 per cent for August. It was 8.9 per cent in July (Microsoft launched Bing in early June). Yahoo’s U.S. search share held constant from July to August, with 19.3 per cent share. Google saw its U.S. search share dip slightly (by 0.1 per cent) to 64.6 per cent share in August.”
Midsize enterprises lead in storage per employee
Johna Till Johnson writes about the number of storage that’s managed per employee.
“Nemertes has studied how much data an organization manages centrally, per employee, averaged for small (less than $300 million in revenues), midsize ($300 million to $1 billion) and large (more than $1 billion) organizations. Midsize companies lead, because of burgeoning processes and digitization of information associated with processes, which many small companies haven’t gotten, and which many large companies have evolved better controls around.”