Menu
IDC downplays Apple's growth within govt, enterprise sectors

IDC downplays Apple's growth within govt, enterprise sectors

International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence has played down reports of Apple's growth within the government and enterprise sectors.

Earlier this week, Charlie Wolf, an analyst with Needham & Company, issued a note to clients around IDC's figures for the second quarter of the worldwide computer market, apparently showing Apple enjoying major growth in the enterprise sectors.

However, ZDNet UK reports these positive figures for Apple appear inflated. "Two factors conspired to inflate the number: a tiny shipped base in the second quarter of 2009 (9502 units) and that 2009 was a bad year to start with, as shipments were down 67 percent on the previous year," ZDNet's Jack Clark writes after speaking with Eszter Morvay, IDC's research manager for EMEA personal computing.

"If 2009's shipments were 33 percent the size of the previous year (100 minus 67) then a 200 percent increase brings the shipped amount, as a percentage of 2008's level, to 99 percent. When this is taken into account, there is little appreciable increase over the two year period," Clark notes.

IDC's Morvay tells ZDNet that Apple's presence in the business sector is so small, any growth looks impressive. "Whether we look at the large or the very large business space, Apple's market share is practically non-existent, so it's not hard to show growth, " Morvay insists.

IDC is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), owners of a number of technology based titles including Macworld.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags AppleIDCinternational news

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

New Zealanders kick-started EDGE 2018 with a bout of Super Rugby before a dedicated New Zealand session, in front of more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors on Hamilton Island.‚Äč

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session
EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018 kicked off with a dedicated New Zealand track, highlighting the key customer priorities across the local market, in association with Dell EMC. Delivered through EDGE Research - leveraging Kiwi data through Tech Research Asia - more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors combined during an interactive session to assess the changing spending patterns of the end-user and the subsequent impact to the channel.

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research
Show Comments