“ChangeWave’s November corporate IT spending survey points to an uptick in IT spending for 1st Quarter 2010 – midst the strongest growth rate in 2 years,” Andy Golub and Paul Carton report for ChnageWave.
“Regarding PCs, the release of the Windows 7 operating system is the key factor driving growth,” Golub and Carton report. “Nearly three-in-four (73%) of the 1,753 corporate IT buyers say their company will be buying Laptops and 69% Desktops in the 1st Quarter – the highest levels for both since February 2008.”
Golub and Carton report, “To date, Windows 7 does not appear to be hurting Apple’s corporate Mac sales. Rather, planned Mac buying has hit a new high in the latest survey, with one-in-ten respondents (10%) saying their company will be buying Mac laptops and 7% desktops in the 1st Quarter.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Okay, let’s go to the iCal: The Windows 7 launch will take those market-share gains Apple has seen over the past several years and make them disappear… Gartner says Apple’s share of the U.S. computer market for the third quarter amounted to 8.8 percent, up from 8.6 percent in the year-ago period. My bet is that market share is going to drop below 5 percent by the end of 2010. – Steven Burke, October 15, 2009