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Dataquest

(Dataquest Inc., San Jose, CA, www.dataquest.com) A major market research and analysis firm in the information field. Dataquest offers market intelligence on more than 25 topics and provides conferences, annual subscriptions and custom research. Founded in 1971 as a unit of First Texas Inc., a Houston-based brokerage firm, it was spun off in 1976. In 1978, it was acquired by A.C. Nielsen Company, which itself was acquired by The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in 1984. In 1995, Dataquest was acquired by the GartnerGroup. See Gartner.
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"If you include all the online services worldwide, revenues are a little over $2 billion," says Pick Spence of Dataquest, an organization that tracks computer usage and conducts surveys.
"The keyboard and mouse represent the user's greatest contact with the PC," said Martin Reynolds, analyst at Gartner Dataquest. "Using peripherals with better comfort, wireless convenience and extra features can improve the PC experience and increase user productivity."
Finland's Nokia saw its share of global mobile phone sales fall to 33.4% in the July-September period compared to the previous quarter's market share of 34.8%, according to a new report by Gartner Dataquest.
The Asia Pacific region will overtake the United States as the world's largest pool of Internet subscribers within the few years, predicts research group Gartner Dataquest.
(A Maxtor 40.9GB IDE HDD selling for $279 in catalogs-now that's reasonable, at least for the consumer!) That kind of space is outpacing most PC users' storage needs, which averages 10GB today, according to Dataquest.
Peter Richardson, principal analyst for mobile communications at Dataquest, sees this deal as a sign that the internet is entering a new phase.
Dataquest, which tracks sales of personal computers in the region, says Compaq sold more than 168,000 units in the first quarter of 1999, preserving its 19% market share.
According to San Jose, Cal.-based Dataquest, Toshiba had the strongest quarter among the top PC vendors for the third quarter of 1996, with the number of units shipped growing 94.6 percent over the same period last year.
Dataquest, a market research firm in San Jose, Calif., reports that some form of Windows is running on 88% of home PCs and 78% of business PCs.
Bill Feeley, CEO Software Shelf said, "Dataquest has reported the cost of printing (paper, hardware, and ink) is equivalent to 40% of a company's labor cost.
Shipments of PCs to the UK also fell by 7.3 per cent as manufacturers scaled down supply to match falling demand, according to the report by research firm Gartner Dataquest.
The ISDN market in Europe will continue to grow for the next two years, outperforming DSL, according to new research by the market analyst firm Dataquest.