“Apple will be one of the few companies to thrive this year in the midst of weak computer buying from the corporate crowd.,” Lance Whitney reports for CNET.

“Global corporate spending on Windows PCs and tablets fell by 4 percent last year, according to a report out yesterday from Forrester Research. Spending is likely to be flat this year,” Whitney reports. “But Apple is ‘one vendor that will buck this trend,’ the research firm said in its report. The company is expected to sell $7 billion worth of Macs and $11 billion of iPads to corporate customers this year. Those numbers are predicted to rise to $8 billion worth of Macs and $13 billion of iPads next year.”

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s not bucking that trend. Apple doesn’t make crappy Windows PCs.

Whitney reports, “Apple has seen greater demand for the Macs among business users over the past few years. And more companies have adopted or at least allowed the use of the iPad by employees at a time when the overall PC industry is hurting… Forrester is eyeing an 8 percent increase in Windows 8 devices and PCs come 2014. But even that growth will be less than the double-digit gains projected for Apple… “

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