Jon Peddie Blogs

Change is what should happen to other people

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 15th 2013 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, Content Creation, Engineering and Development
Tags: pc x-box apple microsoft mac pro

Jon Peddie has observed that technologists write continuously about the death of the PC but more often than not we’re all using PCs as we write to mourn its passing. Most workers in the western world do their work on PCs and that includes cashiers as well as analysts and airplane pilots. So far, the one thing everyone seems to have in common is a visceral hatred for Windows 8. If there was any doubt about the importance of the PC in people’s lives, the near hysterical reaction to a new PC operating system should put that idea to rest. People…

Is It Up or Down? Depends on How & What You Count

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 14th 2013 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, General Interest
Tags: jon peddie pc idc gartner pc shipments pc industry

Gartner and IDC last week (Oct. 9) released their measurements of the PC industry. The dueling giant research firms have never agreed on the exact number. If they did, one of them would become instantly redundant, but they are close enough. IDC's count at 81.61 million is 1.7 percent higher than Gartner's 80.28 million units worldwide. However, each firm took a slightly different slant on its counts. Gartner said, "Worldwide PC shipments totaled 80.3 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an 8.6 percent decline from the same period last year... This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of declining worldwide…