Western European Hardcopy Peripherals 2013–2017 Forecast and Analysis
There are many macro and micro factors affecting growth of the Western European hardcopy markets. The economic uncertainty is having one of the biggest negative affects as many companies and public sector bodies reduce spending and investment in IT projects.
"High unemployment and increasing costs of living are affecting smaller businesses and the home user. Also business and home users are changing the way they communicate and are ultimately printing less," Phil Sargeant, program director, Imaging and Hardcopy Devices and Document Solutions, IDC European Region Solutions.