Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite increasing sales of computers over the past five years, falling computer prices have been impeding revenue growth for the industry. In addition, firms have had to face rising competition from tablets. To buoy growth in the coming years, the industry is expanding to emerging markets, where rising disposable incomes are boosting these regions' demand for computers and hardware... read more
Firms in this industry manufacture a variety of computer hardware and peripherals. Some operators, particularly brand owners, also provide a broad range of services, including support services. Professional services, such as IT consulting, systems integration and network management, are also provided by some operators. Furthermore, some firms also develop software.
Complete computers account for the majority of industry revenue in 2014. This segment includes personal computers (PCs); mainframes, super computers and servers; and special-use computers, which are designed for specific uses by a variety of downstream industries... read more