While the first quarter saw PC sales plunge, both Gartner and IDC reported a big positive swing as quarantined workers bought PCs and Chromebooks.
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While the previously hot SD-WAN market has slowed and IT budgets overall are under pressure, Covid-19 has created demand for other network capabilities.
Investment in IT services is forecast to slow further across Asia Pacific during the remainder of 2020, triggered by “worsening economies”.
Covid-19 has caused sales revenue of cloud infrastructure to grow and non-cloud infrastructure to fall by double digits during the first quarter of 2020.
IT spending expectations of businesses have declined globally during May, even with a slight improvement in market indicators as more countries begin to move towards a COVID-19 recovery phase.