Desktop PC Remains a Key Productivity Tool for Business Users, with Windows 10 High on Companies' Agendas

PRAGUE / LONDON, October 2, 2015 — A recent survey carried out by International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that despite the continuous shift to mobility and the proliferation of portable devices such as ultraslim notebooks, convertibles, and tablets, desktop PCs are still the main PC form factor for businesses. The survey interviewed 600 executives at SMBs and large enterprises in France, the U.K., and Germany, with 84% of respondents indicating that they would consider purchasing desktop PCs for their organization. (TZ)

The most important factors in the decision to buy a desktop PC are higher performance, better durability, longer lifespan, and lower prices, according to respondents.

„The survey confirmed that the average lifetime of a desktop is one year longer than that of a laptop, reducing total cost of ownership for the company,“ said Maciek Gornicki, research manager, IDC EMEA Personal Computing. „As a result, lower price and better resilience definitely make desktop the best choice for companies that have limited budgets and that require solutions for non-mobile office employees. On the other hand, desktops‘ higher security will benefit businesses that operate in industries such as insurance, finance, and banking, as well as government agencies.“

Small form factors and mini PCs are key to the future of client computing, with companies increasingly looking at these devices. 43% of respondents said they would consider a small form factor device and 35% said they would be willing to purchase a mini PC. These smaller products have become more popular as companies are increasingly looking to implement solutions that will save desk space and energy. Specific industries are also planning to deploy mini PCs for digital signage technology or Internet kiosks, which continue to gain presence. In addition, for companies that want to upgrade or customize their PCs over time, the increasing availability of customizable mini PCs is likely to boost their adoption in the future.

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