October 21, 2018

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Fourth quarter PC shipments climb in EMEA

Fourth quarter PC shipments climbed 3.6% year-on-year in EMEA to hit 29.66 million units. HP topped the vendor rankings in EMEA, shifting 6.01 million units, accounting for 21.6% of the total market. Fast-growing Acer is snapping at HP’s heels in second place with unit sales of 5.89 million for the quarter – an increase of 37.1% year-on-year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 14 January 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 08/01/10

Welcome to the first EMEA Channel Wrap of 2010. We’ve been away for a couple of weeks while the website migrated to a new server, so if you’ve had any problems accessing the site, now you know why. The festive period can be a great time to bury a bit of bad news, so let’s see if any of the top national channel publications have managed to dig up any juicy nuggets for us. Ready, steady, go… Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 8 January 2010

DISTREE XXL unveils powerful conference programme

DISTREE XXL has unveiled an action-packed conference programme for EMEA’s premier distribution channel event in 2010. Senior experts from a wide range of research companies, consultancies, vendors and analyst houses have confirmed their participation at DISTREE XXL 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 December 2009

Gartner offers European insight for third quarter

Research house Gartner has revealed that PC shipments in Western Europe fell 0.3% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2009 to 16.7m units. Despite the year-on-year drop, third quarter shipments were up 30% sequentially compared to the second quarter of 2009. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 13 November 2009

Acer claims MEA top spot for notebooks

Acer is claiming top spot for notebook sales in the Middle East and Africa region for the second quarter of 2009. Hardware giant Acer, citing figures from Gartner, is claiming 30.1% market share. Acer claims that the data from Gartner highlights its position as the preferred brand for both consumers and business users alike. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 10 November 2009

Matt Rowland-Jones, bChannels

Matt Rowland-Jones looks at the ways in which vendors are responding to the economic challenge, comparing trends in the US with the environment in Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 6 November 2009

EMEA desktop sales suffer in third quarter

IDC has provided deeper insight into its third quarter analysis of the EMEA PC market. The research house concluded that the market contracted for the third consecutive quarter with shipments down 8% year-on-year at 24.68 million units, according to preliminary data. Desktop PC shipments were hardest hit, slumping 22.3% year-on-year as notebook form factors continued to grab market share. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 20 October 2009

Gartner reports third quarter weakness in EMEA PC market

Gartner has reported weak third quarter PC shipments in EMEA, with shipments down 10.1% year-on-year at 26 million units. Acer took top spot in the EMEA vendor rankings, accounting for 25.7% of all units shipped. Dell had a tough quarter with units shipped sliding 17.6% year-on-year to 2.29 million. Gartner attributed Dell’s weakness to its reliance on the weak professional market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 15 October 2009

Global PC shipments up in third quarter

Global PC shipments climbed 2.4% year-on-year to 78.1 million units in the third quarter of 2009, according to the numbercrunchers at IDC. Despite suffering a year-on-year decline, the EMEA market did show a sequential improvement driven by strong consumer demand in Western Europe. EMEA also benefited from netbook promotions by retailers and telcos plus aggressive pricing on mainstream notebooks. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 15 October 2009

IDC points to sluggish printer market in Egypt

The numbercrunchers at IDC reckon that Egypt’s hardcopy peripherals market is suffering during the current economic conditions. IDC reckons that shipments of hardcopy peripherals – including printers, MFPs and single function copiers – fell 37.2% year-on-year to 62,813 units in the second quarter of 2009. The value of shipments slumped 44.9% to US$23.18m. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 October 2009

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