Gartner Highlights Key Predictions for IT Organisations and Users in 2008 and Beyond

by Volker Weber

I don't believe at all that Gartner analysts are able to predict the future. But I find this prediction quite interesting:

By 2011, Apple will double its U.S. and Western Europe unit market share in Computers. Apple's gains in computer market share reflect as much on the failures of the rest of the industry as on Apple's success. Apple is challenging its competitors with software integration that provides ease of use and flexibility; continuous and more frequent innovation in hardware and software; and an ecosystem that focuses on interoperability across multiple devices (such as iPod and iMac cross-selling).

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I will do my best to let their prediction come true - and replace the last MS PC in my house by next week. With a Mac.

Steffen Pelz, 2008-02-01

Irgendwo habe ich mal gelesen, dass die Marktdurchdringung von Apple-Rechnern mit der Anzahl intelligenter, ..., kreativer, wohlhabender Menschen in unserer Gesellschaft korreliert.

Insofern hege ich Zweifel, was Gartners Analyse angeht. :-)

Martin Kautz, 2008-02-01

By 2012, Apple will ship it's home computers with an option of having Windows pre-installed.

Ben Rose, 2008-02-01

LOL (BTW, no need for the apostrophe in the possessive “its”).

Ben Poole, 2008-02-01

Didn't they recommend apple to license os x to dell last year?

You better not listen to those guys.

Timo Stamm, 2008-02-01

Apple gets it when it comes to functionality, customer appeal and ease of use. However coming to their (driven by Steve Jobs) control-freakishness Microsoft looks like a Saint. Of course you could (can you?) argue that the tight control is a prerequisite for the excellence. Nevertheless I find that a bit creepy... So be careful what one wishes for, it might come true.

and I'm part of the party having replaced 2 of the windows boxes with mac in the last 6 month.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2008-02-02

Interoperability within the Apple world, possibly. But if you happen to have something non-Apple, good luck. I have made my Apple experiences and I'm hesitant to "taste that fruit" again. Recently, the percentage of dual-boot Windows/Linux boxes in my vicinity is on the rise...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-02-04

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