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|November 13, 1997||
Q1 PC shipment trendsA majority 63 per cent of PC desktop shipments in India during the first quarter of the current fiscal, through dealer channels, had a RAM configuration of 16 MB or higher.
PC desktop shipments with less than 8 MB RAM were negligible at 2.3 per cent while 8 MB RAM desktops stood at 34.4 per cent.
According to the quarterly PC Storeboard Study by IDC (India), the continuation of this upward memory trend will mean that shipments of 8 MB
Another trend noticed is that 81.3 per cent of PC desktops shipped through dealer channels in Q1 1997-98 had hard disk capacities greater than 1 GB. This is in contrast to the same quarter last year when only 13.4 per cent of shipments had hard disk capacities greater than 1 GB.
Another study by IDC (India) indicates that the growth of IT spending in the small office segment will outperform the middle and large segments of the domestic market.
Of the 400,000 active small offices in the country, only 19 per cent have some form of computerisation. With this current penetration, IDC (India) estimates the average number of PCs at 1.2 per organisation. The small office segment, by virtue of this low PC penetration and expected high growth in IT spending, represents a vast untapped market segment for PC vendors.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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