Windows 10 isn't helping matters either, because lots of people are availing themselves of free Windows 10 upgrades rather than buying a new PC.
The firm also says that while a large share of enterprises are evaluating Windows 10, the pace of new PC purchases has not yet stabilized commercial PC shipments.
Which sounds like plenty of organisations just aren't pulling the upgrade trigger fast enough to give the PC market a kick.
"It looks like Windows 10 migration has been the priority in enterprise infrastructure budgets this year," said Mohamed Hefny, program manager in the Virtualization, Systems, and Infrastructure Solutions department of IDC CEMA.
Workstations sales are expected to climb 09. per cent in 2016, which is welcome news for the channel because workstation buyers tend to be big IT shops with lots of other requirements.
Back to the global PC market, IDC now predicts just 255.6m machines will ship in 2016, of which 103.3m will be desktops.