After a fourth quarter of double-digit decline in a row, the firm now expects a more pronounced decline in the PC market, 7.3% this year. IDC has revised its forecast for the global PC market. Now, the research firm expects a more pronounced decline of 7.3% this year. 2016 did not start well: in the first quarter, sales fell 12.5%, while that IDC was expecting -11.3%. This is the fourth quarter of double-digit decline in a row, which had never seen before. Weak currencies, political uncertainties and repelled projects are cited among the reasons for this decrease. Free migration to Windows 10 will not help either motivate replacements PC, IDC also slips.
Healthier on the enterprise market
But there are positive trends. First, on the front of sales for companies, the picture is less bleak puisqu'IDC expects a decline of "only" 4.4% this year, and even a small recovery in the coming years. And its figures, IDC does not count detachable shelves. Now this is a very dynamic segment, associated with that of the PC, it would allow the market to no longer fall by 2% this year, and even to know the growth the coming years.