FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker, worldwide thin client and terminal client device shipments totaled 1.28 million units in the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14), an increase of 7.1% from the same quarter a year ago and 2% lower than IDC's forecast for the quarter. IDC expects the market to continue growing over the remainder of the year with 5.7 million units forecast to be shipped in 2014, representing 5% year-over-year growth. By 2018, these devices are expected to reach 7.8 million units shipped worldwide.
"After posting 14.5% year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, the worldwide Enterprise client market continued to show good momentum in the first quarter. The positive growth in the worldwide shipments was helped by strong performances in five out of the eight regional markets, bringing worldwide shipments in the quarter to nearly 1.3 million units," said Rajani Singh, Research Analyst, Personal Computing at IDC.
Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Unit Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, First Quarter 2014
Source: IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker, Q1 2014.
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