EMEA PC market still slow
BUSINESS| July 21, 2011, 1:53 p.m.
IDC reports that in contrast with slow demand in Europe, Africa’s PC market showed growth.
The Middle East and Africa region [MEA] reported PC growth of 12.2% year on year, says IDC in its quarterly PC Market Tracker. In Europe, slow consumer demand slowed the entire market.
IDC said PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) continued to contract in the second quarter of 2011 as sustained high levels of inventory inhibited stronger sell-in, particularly in Western Europe, and led to a decline of 8.9% in overall shipments across EMEA compared with the same quarter last year.
A shift in interest and budget toward other products continued to contribute to weak consumer demand and slow stock depletion across Western Europe, but CEE and MEA continued to expand and enjoy positive growth, performing even better than expected, driven by robust demand for portable PCs.
IDC expected consumer demand to be geared toward media tablets in the coming months, as competition drives prices down.
HP maintained strong leadership and further consolidated its market share in EMEA, thanks to robust performance across all subregions. Acer held on to second place and Dell enjoyed a strong quarter and returned to positive growth.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Mobile backlog affects revenuesNew research shows that a slow approach to app development is increasingly damaging revenue opportunities in the enterprise. The study found that organisations are currently struggling with a significant mobile backlog and unable to cope with business demands. Read More
Kenya courts technology to woo investorsKenya, East Africa’s lead economic hub, has stepped up its efforts to woo investors through its rigorous incorporation and adaptation of technology to ease business transactions. Read More
‘Prepare for an explosive year ahead’ - Dac SystemsFrom a technology solution supply and reselling perspective, 2015 is going to be a bumper year, says Dac Systems. Read More
The Business Network is the futureHyper-connected business networks will extend business processes that used to stop at the walls of the enterprise, and will fulfill the promise of the real-time global networked economy to reduce complexity without sacrificing sophisticated work, says SAP. Read More
Africa SME Champions Forum: creating an ecosystem to support African championsThe Africa SME Champions Forum closed in Dakar last week, but its work in support of African champions is only just beginning. Read More
Deloitte: Africa GDP to top $3.7 trillion by 2019Africa’s gross domestic product will grow by 50% to $3.7 trillion over the next five years, says Deloitte. Read More
EOH CEO named All Africa Business LeaderAsher Bohbot, CEO of Enterprise Outsourcing Holdings (EOH) Limited, has been named Business Leader of the Year at the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards. Read More
Data revolution will shake banking sector, says NCC chiefThe Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Juwah, says Nigeria’s second revolution in data will have a significant effect on the banking sector. Read More
Qrent expands across AfricaAs organisations look to hire instead of purchasing essential equipment such as computers, printers copiers, LCD screens and projectors, the demand for Qrent’s services has grown across the continent. Read More
FEATURED STORYGSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020
The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.
COMPANY NEWSVMware Study: Businesses can Take Three Weeks to get Employees Mobile-Ready
EMEA businesses say concerns over trust, ownership and delivery capability may hold back taking advantage of the mobile cloud-era.