Microsoft, PC sales will soon resume
Computer sales will soon start running again, albeit not at the pace of the past, and will stabilize at 10% annual growth. The forecast comes out of the Microsoft offices where the market is being investigated to understand what the future prospects may be, especially in view of the launch of XP. "I don't think the PC industry is over – said Jean-Philippe Courtois, manager of the Redmond company for Europe during an interview with the Financial Times – which will have slow growth for years. I think instead that growth will return to 10% annually soon ". To facilitate these results, the data acquired according to which the number of families and people in the world who own a computer is still very limited; "We have just scratched the surface," said Courtois. Microsoft's opinion, however, questioned by some analysis companies, including Dataquest that according to the second quarter in Europe for the first time in history, as has already happened in previously in the US, growth was negative. "Microsoft's claims surprise me – said Brian Grammage, one of the main Dataquest managers – the data in our possession tell us that when the demand resumes, it will be in the order of single percentage figures, below 10%"