GartnerGroup’s Dataquest Launches Worldwide Printer Quarterly Statistics Program

GartnerGroup’s Dataquest Launches Worldwide Printer Quarterly Statistics Program

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 26, 1998–

New Program Provides Quarterly Data for Tracking Worldwide

Printer Markets

Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner Group, Inc. (NYSE: IT), today announced the release of its Printer Quarterly Statistics Worldwide program; the first and only program of its kind that provides a unified, integrated view of the global printer market, on a quarterly basis. The program provides data for all leading printer vendors for sales of dot matrix, ink jet, page, and laser printers. Vendor market share, vendor shipments, and end-user revenue data is segmented by the six major global regions: the United States, Canada, Latin America, Western Europe, Japan, and Asia/Pacific.

“The printer market is forecast to exceed 80 million units by 2002,” said Bob Fennell, director and principal analyst for Dataquest’s Printer Quarterly Statistics Worldwide program. “Although the market is soft in some regions and countries of the world, the U.S. and Western European regions are experiencing stronger growth. The top players in the market are getting stronger. Hewlett-Packard, Epson, and Lexmark continue to gain unit market share. Several companies are maintaining their overall positions in this growing market by focusing on core segments. Some of these companies include Dataproducts, IBM, Fujitsu, Genicom, Kyocera, Kodak, Minolta, Oce, Printronix, Ricoh, Tally, Tektronix, and Xerox.”

This program helps printer manufacturers, printer component suppliers, and PC vendors chart the growth of printer technologies around the world and answer important tactical questions about their competitors, such as:

– How fast are my competitors’ market share and revenue growing

compared to mine?

– What regions of the world represent the most significant

opportunities for printer vendors?

– Is the color printer market growing as fast as expected, and in

what regions is there the biggest opportunity?

– What are key printer adoption trends in various regions of

the world?

The quarterly data is delivered via MarketView, a PC-based database and data manipulation tool that allows clients to customize, select, sort, and chart the data in any combination required, with just a few quick mouse clicks.

Additional information on the Printer Quarterly Statistics Worldwide program can be found on Dataquest’s Web site at

To subscribe to this program, please call 800-419-DATA or 408-468-8009. More information about Dataquest’s programs, descriptions of recent research reports, and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

GartnerGroup’s Dataquest is the recognized leader in providing the high-technology and financial communities with market intelligence for the semiconductor, computer systems and peripherals, communications, document management, software, and services sectors of the global information technology industry.

As the world’s leading authority on IT, GartnerGroup provides clients with a wide range of products and services in the areas of IT advisory services, measurement, research, decision support, analysis, and consulting. Founded in 1979, with headquarters in Stamford, Conn., GartnerGroup is at the center of a global community with more than 11,000 client organizations served by analysts in 80 locations worldwide. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at

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