The Channel logo

back to article Gartner slashes UK PC shipments for 2011

Gartner has nearly halved the UK PC sales forecast for 2011, blaming the stockpile of PCs buckling distributors' shelves and scrappy continued demand. Beancounters at the analyst have dramatically downgraded unit shipment estimates from eight per cent growth to just five per cent, though even this is predicated on sentiments …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.

Nearly halved? Did you FAIL maths?

Last time I checked, a change in forecast from 8% to 5% represents a reduction of 37.5%.

That's much closer to a THIRD than it is to HALF.

Blatant exaggeration is irresponsible, not to mention unprofessional. No wonder everyone's obsessed with doom and gloom.

I'd suggest keeping to the facts if you wish to retain any kind of credibility.

1
0
Anonymous Coward

Or...

If you must exaggerate, at least do it accurately.

0
0
Trollface

Gartner slashes UK PC shipments?

Gartner doesn't *do* anything --- except talk.

2
0
Silver badge

where do I sign?

Futurologist admits futurology is bollocks, but still gets paid.

How do I get a job where I don't even need to be any good at, and still earn megabucks?

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Sloppy

Even worse from a "lack of attention to details" reporting perspective, Garter have actually reduced the market growth figure by 37.5%, not the market forecast numbers.

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.

Opinion

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
ARA_LIbertad

Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Satya Nadella
cloud computing Fight

Features

Failure to crack next-gen semiconductors threatens to set back humanity
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
SAP Match Insights
Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany
Inside the Google Lab where surgeons prepare the human/dog experiment
Big Blue exec tells El Reg what to keep an eye on