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07 Jun 2016

A Slow 2015 for Workstations in EMEA; IDC Predicts a Flat 2016 to Follow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Workstation shipments in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region contracted by 1.5% year on year in 2015. Global research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts a flat 2016, with year-on-year growth of 0.9%, on the back of a moderate recovery in the economy, but with a highly uncertain outlook and increasing risks.

"It looks like Windows 10 migration has been the priority in enterprise infrastructure budgets this year," says Mohamed Hefny, program manager in the Virtualization, Systems, and Infrastructure Solutions department of IDC CEMA. "This will, without doubt, put pressure on workstation refreshments, at least during the first half of the year."

While the regional economies of Western and Central Europe are going through their fourth year of recovery, emerging markets in the EMEA region are still struggling with the twin pressures of geopolitical instability and the fall in global oil prices, making workstation spending among businesses in these markets extremely tight.



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