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Philippines PC Market stagnant in 2Q12, Says IDC

Source: IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker 2Q 2012

According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific PC Tracker, the Philippines PC market registered a flat growth of just 1.5% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), shipping a total of 551,000 units in 2Q12. Overall consumer shipments showed little change from the previous quarter as Q1 market leaders Acer and Samsung saw their market share eroded by other vendors that launched aggressive pricing and hardware bundling strategies. There was little notable activity in the commercial segment as the large government projects seen in Q1 were not repeated in Q2.
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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in IDC, Technology

 

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HP ranked a leader in IDC Managed Print Services MarketScape

HP announced that industry analyst firm IDC has named HP a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis Study.

An independent and global provider of IT research, IDC completed its multivendor assessment study and identified that HP Managed Print Services (MPS) continues to maintain market leadership with high scores in strategic direction and offering capabilities.
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in HP, Technology

 

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Philippines PC Market Posts Record Shipments in 3Q 2011, Says IDC

Source: IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker 3Q 2011

In 3Q 2011, IDC recorded an increase of PC shipments for the third straight quarter to 498,000 units. The uptrend can be attributed to the portables segment which grew 13% from the previous quarter while total desktop shipments remained stagnant at 189,000 units. In addition, all major PC vendors posted better mininotebook shipments as consumers responded positively to further price reductions — some as low as PhP 9,999. Channel expansion and inventory loading also boosted overall shipment numbers. Overall, the Philippines PC market increased by 7% sequentially and 25% year-on-year.

Price-sensitivity is still a major characteristic of the local retail market. According to Ng Juan Jin, Market Analyst for Client Devices Research at IDC ASEAN, “The popularity of mininotebooks is evidence of end users prioritizing affordability over more advanced specifications. The surge in shipments indicates that first time users are content with the functionality of mininotebooks. And, given the relatively low adoption rate of PCs and the large low-income segment in the Philippines, there is still growth potential for mininotebooks provided prices remain low relative to other competing IT devices.” Sequential and year-on-year growth rates for mininotebooks are at 29% and 36% respectively. He adds, “AMD’s new processors are also increasingly popular among MNCs that are looking to diversify their model lineup while keeping prices low.”
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in News

 

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Media Tablet Market in APEJ to Hit 10x of 2010 Shipments by 2015

Media tablets will experience a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54% in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region, multiplying nearly ten times to 21 million units from 2 million units shipped in 2010. IDC expects more consumers to adopt media tablets to hit gaming, Web-browsing, and social networking needs on the go.

Mature countries like Korea, Australia, and Taiwan are showing high interest in mobile devices like media tablets while China continues to demonstrate high purchasing power for new tech products. Emerging countries in APEJ, like Indonesia and Malaysia by contrast, have more conservative attitudes toward media tablets, and still prefer mininotebooks with better keyboard input and a familiar user experience.
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Technology

 

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