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PC demand on decline, says IDC

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According to the latest insights from IDC, The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 7.7% year on year in Q2 2018 and the shipments fell to around 5.4 million units for the three-month period, representing the lowest quarterly volume recorded for more than seven years. “While this marks a considerable decline for the overall market, the PC segment actually performed well, with desktops experiencing strong […]

AI seen as a Silver Bullet

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New research from global cybersecurity firm ESET reveals that the recent hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT decision makers (75%) into believing the technologies are the silver bullet to solving their cybersecurity challenges

PC market grows for the first time in 6 years

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After a long spell of negative growth, Gartner found the worldwide PC shipments grew for the first time in six years during the second quarter of 2018 and totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter reflecting a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for the PC industry, Gartner analysts said this sign of market stability is not enough to declare […]