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13 days ago   |   By Microsoft

2020 is now - finally - hindsight. It was a year of unprecedented disruption - how businesses connected with their employees and customers transformed nearly overnight. We saw organizations rapidly pivot to remote-first environments, undergoing years' worth of digital transformation in a matter of months. Time to market was already top of mind for software development teams, but the last year ushered in urgent requests for new functionality to engage with customers and communities digitally. Much of this transformation was supported by developers who became “digital first responders”...
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PC sales finally saw big growth in 2020 after years of steady decline

PC sales finally saw big growth in 2020 after years of steady decline

13 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / A promotional shot for Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga laptop, one of the new 2021 laptops meant to capitalize on growing traditional PC sales.
During the Consumer Electronics Show this week, research firm IDC released a report on worldwide traditional PC sales in 2020, and it tells a rosier story than we've been used to in recent years. In the fourth quarter of 2020, PC shipments grew 26.1% over the same period last year.
That means 13.1% year-over-year growth overall, and the best year and month or PC sales in quite some time. In total, 91.6 million traditional PCs were...
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