Worldwide PC shipments seen rising 11 percent in 2004: survey

The Associated Press is reporting that, “Worldwide personal computer shipments are projected to grow by about 11 percent in 2004 and 2005 following a record year in 2003, a market research group said.” (full story)
There could be two reasons for this: 1) people want to upgrade their computer systems 2) businesses are hiring more staff and therefore need more computers.