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Worldwide PC Shipments Hit 62.7 million in Q1 2007, Says Gartner

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.7 million units in the first quarter of 2007, a 8.9 percent increase from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The Asia/Pacific region surpassed the U.S. PC market to take the No. 2 position in terms of shipments for the first time.

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Global Electricity Bill for Computer Servers Jumps to $7.3 billion in 2005: Study

An AMD sponsored study by Jonathan Koomey of Stanford University found that in 2005 U.S. based data centers and their associated infrastructure consumed five million kW of energy, the equivalent of five 1,000 MW power plants.  

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Worldwide Server Shipments Rose 8.9% in 2006; Revenue Reaches $53 billion: Gartner

Worldwide computer server shipments increased 8.9% to 8.2 million units in 2006, while worldwide server revenue was up just 2% to $52.7 billion last year, according to Gartner. Mainframes with 3.9% jump had the strongest revenue growth of any segment for the year. 

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Average American is Wasting 12 Hours per Month Due to Home Computer Problems

Some 84% of Americans say they are more dependent on their home computer now than they were just three years ago, while 65% of consumers are spending more time with a computer than with their significant other, according to a new "Cyber Stress" study by  Kelton Research for support.com.

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Gartner: Global PC Shipments Hit 239M in 2006; 4Q HP Shipments Rose 23.9%; Dell Fell 8.7%

Worldwide PC unit shipments grew 7.4% to 67.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, and for the second consecutive quarter, Hewlett-Packard was the No. 1 vendor with shipments jumping 23.9% to give it a leading market share of 17.4%, according to Gartner.

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Global Electronic Equipment Market to Reach $1.47 trillion in 2007: iSuppli

The global revenue for all types of electronic equipment will increase by 6.7% to reach $1.47 trillion in 2007, maintaining the 6.6% growth in 2006 for global revenues of $1.37 trillion, driven by expansion in data processing, consumer electronics and wired communications segments, according to iSuppli.  

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Worldwide PC Shipments Grew at 9.1% in Q3; Total Units to Hit 229M in 2006

IDC reports that worldwide PC shipments grew at a strong 9.1% in the third quarter of 2006 despite a flat quarter in the United States. Outside the United States, the third quarter shipments were up 13.5% in Q3. Worldwide PC shipments are projected to increase from 229 million in 2006 to 283 million 2008.

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IDC Study: Windows Vista Will Create 100,000 Jobs

Microsoft's Windows Vista could create up to 100,000 new I.T. jobs in the U.S., according to a Microsoft-commissioned study by research firm IDC. Another IDC study found that Vista's launch will create about 50,000 jobs in six European countries.

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Worldwide Disk Storage Market Grew 7% in Q3  - Gartner

Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage revenue totaled $3.7 billion in third quarter 2006, an increase of 7.4% over the same period of 2005, according to Gartner. The top 7 vendors accounted for 83.5% of worldwide ECB revenue in Q3 2006, up 2.1% from last year. 

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Holiday Season: Laptop Sales Jump 52%, but Desktops Fell

Most electronics are hot during the holiday season, but the outlook for computer makers looks a little less joyful, partky due to delays in Microsoft Windows Vista delay. The holiday PC sales tracked by Current Analysis shows laptop sales climbed nearly 52% from the year-ago period, while desktops fell 7%.

Overall, the number of PCs sold rose 23% during this holiday period so far, compared to 36% unit growth during the same period last year. 

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