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North America Computing Device Channel Forecast, 2017–2021: Direct Versus Indirect Spending

North America Computing Device Channel Forecast, 2017–2021: Direct Versus Indirect Spending

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for computing devices sold through the channel in North America. "The hardware channel continues to experience change in what and how their customers buy. As computing device markets continue to mature, resale margins are declining and many channel partners are shifting away from resale-centered strategies to include more service-based, internally created elements in their offerings." — Pam Miller, director, Infrastructure Channels and Ecosystems

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Smartphones
Tablets
Notebooks/Laptops
Desktop
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Consumerization
Cloud
Inhibitors
Saturation
Significant Market Developments
Digital Transformation and Strategic Focus
PC as a Service and Lessons Learned from Cloud
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Route to Market
Direct Spending
Indirect Spending
Technology Categories
Smartphones
Tablets
Notebooks/Laptops
Desktops
Methodology
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