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March 21, 2011

Big Corporations Will Lead Tablet Growth

Enterprises will buy 50 times as many tablets in 2011 as they did in 2010, making them almost as common as netbooks.

That's great news for Apple -- and perhaps some of its tablet competitors like Research In Motion, which is targeting IT departments with features like security.  But it's not great for Microsoft, which won't have a tablet competitor out until Windows 8 in late 2012.

The prediction comes from U.K. market researcher Canalys, which says that enterprises bought about 20,000 tablets (or "pads") in 2010, but will buy more than 1.1 million this year -- a growth rate of more than 5,000%. Canalys also says that netbook sales will increase slightly, from 1.5 million to 1.8 million.

Both numbers pale against sales of traditional notebooks to enterprises, which will increase 11% to 96 million this year, Canalys predicts. Most of those notebooks will run Windows, so Microsoft's hold on the enterprise will remain relatively safe for now.

Canalys expects the notebook PC category to grow nearly 8% in 2011, despite the impact of pads, thanks to the ongoing Windows 7 refresh and improving business confidence in the commercial sector. Netbooks, however, will decline by about 13% to 34 million units. 

Overstocked retail channels in many countries, including the United States, much of Western Europe, China and Indonesia, will further hinder notebook growth in the first part of the year. Even Russia, where high oil prices have led to a PC boom, has become oversupplied.
Political revolutions and protests in the Middle East and North Africa have brought the markets there to a virtual stop, and it is difficult to predict how long this disruption will last. There is a risk that political turbulence will spread even further afield. In addition, the recent events in Japan will mean some short-term disruptions to the supply chain, but it will take weeks to fully assess the damage and consequences. Canalys expects that there will likely be a small noticeable impact to global PC shipments.

But consumerization is a big trend in IT. That means where consumers go, enterprises eventually follow.

And the consumer market contains much worse news for Microsoft. Canalys predicts that Apple and its competitors will sell 50 million tablets (up 200%) to consumers this year, versus 32 million netbooks (down 14%) and 113 million notebooks (up only 5%). 
Overall, Canalys says that every two tablets purchased will replace the sale of one netbook or laptop.

February 12, 2011

HP Regains Lead as India PC Market Grows By 16%

India PC Market Share Estimates for Fourth Quarter of 2010 (Percentage of Shipments)
 4Q10 Market Share (%)

The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 16.2 per cent increase over the fourth quarter of 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. This growth rate was more than five times the worldwide PC market’s growth average in the fourth quarter of 2010.Personal computer maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) has regained its numero uno position in India after losing it for two consecutive quarters in 2010 to Dell. The company clocked a higher market share than Dell in the October-December quarter last year.

“This growth was primarily driven by the mobile PC market which grew 39 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.A fall in prices, large deals from governments and demand from consumers and the education sector drove Mobile PCs sales. Many small and midsize businesses are buying mobile PC’s which is further fuelling growth.”

All the major PC vendors experienced high double-digit high growth in mobile PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010. Multinational brands continued to do well with shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, the top 4 vendors, representing 49.1 percent of total shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010 (see Table 1).  Local vendor HCL accounted for 7.8 percent of PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010. HP regained sales leadership position in 4Q and for all of 2011 closely followed by Dell.

However according to market intelligence firm IDC  Indian PC market grew by 31% in 2010 and is expected to grow to 22% In 2011.The overall sales growth of 31% was largely led by consumer spending. "The growth of notebook PCs in 2011 will accelerate to 42% leading to an overall growth of 22% in terms of unit sales year-onyear. 
Yearly PC sales for the U.S. and the main regions of the world are summarized in the next figure. North America will remain the largest region until 2009. All figures are in millions of units.(sourcevia link)

IDC India attributes the relatively slower PC sales growth expected in 2011 to the effect of a larger base. Government, education, ITeS and telecom verticals are expected to continue to invest in or refresh their PCs. PC purchases by BFSI, retail and healthcare verticals are expected to pick up in 2011.

Adoption of a notebook PC as the first PC is likely to show growth in 2011, but overall notebook PC shipments are likely to stay lower than desktop PC shipments.
IDC India expects the overall average selling price (ASP) of desktop PCs to drop in 2011 by about 13 per cent and notebook PC prices to drop by about 5 per cent.

Table 1.5  New PC Opportunities
Opportunity PC Products Comments
Home network servers All types of PCs, from desktop PCs to low-end servers Synchronization and information sharing between multiple devices
Media PCs PC & server for photo, music and TV/video applications Will expand consumer PC market due to multiple PCs per households
Tablet PCs Portable PCs with handwriting input Expands notebook PC market
Netbook PCs Low-cost and small notebook PC Expands office & home markets
Mobile Internet Device (MID) Similar to netbook w/broadband link · Based on Intel Atom microprocessor Competes with high-end Smartphones. Windows versus Linux battle ground
Smartbook Between Smartphone & netbook Windows & Linux platform battle
Handheld PCs PCs in handheld form factor · Similar to PDAs & Smartphones First products are emerging, but will be important in 3-5 years.
Service infrastructure for web cell phones PC servers—low-end to high-end products will gain most of this market 10 year potential is 1B+ devices that will need information from servers
Web caching networks PC servers—mostly high-end products will gain most of this market Web caching networks are used to improve web access performance
Content development systems All types of PCs, but mostly high-end desktop PCs Web content for wireless devices will be developed on PCs
Information appliances or digital appliances PC appliances will gain a significant share of information appliance market Microprocessors, peripherals and software components
Information appliance building blocks Microprocessors, peripherals and software components Many PC companies will benefit from this trend
Service infrastructure for information appliances PC servers—low-end to high-end products will gain most of this market 10 year potential is 1B+ devices that will need information from servers

source: Etforecast