PC inventory cloud has silver lining

PC inventory cloud has silver lining
Tom Foremski
Despite inventory problems at major PC manufacturers, the worldwide PC industry showed good growth in the first three months of this year, reports US market research firm Dataquest.
PC shipments jumped by more than 14 per cent in the first quarter to exceed 21 million units, in line with an earlier Dataquest prediction that 1998 shipments will grow 15.6 per cent this year.
“In spite of concerns about channel inventory and a slowing US market, our estimate of 14 per cent growth is consistent with leading market indicators, said a senior Dataquest analyst.

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