How tough is the PC business today?
So tough, leading PC suppliers must either overhaul their business models or leave the market by 2020, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.
“The PC business model as we have traditionally known it is broken,” says Tracy Tsai, a Gartner research VP.
The top five PC vendors — Apple, Asus, Dell, HP Inc. and Lenovo — have increased their collective market share by 11 points in the last five years, Tsai explains. But those gains have come at the expense of profits.
So finds the latest McAfee Labs Threats Report from Intel Security, released just yesterday.
The findings are pretty shocking. The average small company — defined here as having fewer than 3,000 employees — reports 11 to 20 data-loss incidents every day, Intel says.
As you may have heard, HP has agreed to acquire Samsung Electronics’ printer business for $1.05 billion. The question is, Why?
It’s all about copiers. HP believes the copier business is worth about $55 billion a year, and badly in need of innovation. More specifically, HP wants to replace those copiers with multifunction printers (MFPs).