IDC said the share of Dell in the global thin and terminal client market rose to 29.7 percent in Q1 2015 from 27.4 percent in Q1 2014, while HP share fell to 25.3 percent from 30.5 percent.
The thin and terminal client market fell 7.8 percent to 1.19 million units during the first quarter of 2015 due to delay and scaling back of many projects. Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and the Middle East & Africa (MEA) managed year-over-year volume growth.
IDC forecasts a stronger second half for 2015 as a number of delayed projects in Asia Pacific could resume. IDC negatively revised its forecast for 2015 to 5.71 million, with long term growth remaining modestly positive.
“With IT and users alike increasingly more receptive to remote desktop computing, IDC maintains shipment volume to see steady single-digit growth annually through 2019,” said Jay Chou, senior research analyst, Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Trackers at IDC.