[opendtv] Re: Apple is the top IT vendor, says Gartner | Computerworld
- From: Craig Birkmaier <brewmastercraig@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:38:10 -0400
On Jun 21, 2017, at 10:45 PM, Manfredi, Albert E
So, Gartner decided to allow a puff piece on its pages.
No Bert. Gartner conducted the survey that "Jonny" reported about. I gave you a
link to the Gartner press release about the study.
This is the same company that has been famously WRONG with its
forecasts of the PC market since 2010.
Perhaps it is equally wrong in allowing this puff piece through, then.
This was not a Gartner "forecast." It was a survey - the first time they have
looked at enterprise spending and market share.
There was some additional information in the article written by Jonny Evans for
Computerworld. It appears that Evans added the bullet list of Apple's
achievements in the enterprise.
Computerworld is not exactly a Mac fan boy magazine; it is owned by IDG, the
other major company tracking the PC industry. Why would it be inappropriate for
Computerworld to report on a major shift in the purchasing behavior of its
And then there is the minor matter that IDG also is in the business of
forecasting PC sales, and has been just as wrong as Gartner over the past five
If there is anything full of hot air, it appears to be the efforts by Microsoft
to reverse the decline of the legacy PC. They missed the shift to mobile,
wrote off billions trying to get into the smart phone business, and now they
are trying to turn a legacy PC into a tablet...
It would be refreshing if Bert would actually comment on an article, rather
than trying to tear apart the messenger with meaningless innuendos.
Here's an article from another IDG publication - InfoWorld - that Bert might
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