Daily Archives: July 17, 2008

Gartner and IDC released their latest PC shipments figures on Wednesday, showing computer shipments up either 16 per cent or 15.3 per cent in the second quarter, depending on who you ask.

Given the uncertainty in the global economy, it’s tempting to view the numbers – which were better than expected – as a sign that trouble in the financial and housing sectors has yet to spread to the IT sector. But do not be fooled: beneath these rosy headline figures lie clues about an impending slowdown. Read more