The Death of the Desktop PC? What Does the Future Hold for This Technology?

The Death Of The Desktop PC? What Does The Future Hold For This Technology?

Much has been written on the long-term survival of the desktop PC. The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and cloud computing within the enterprise is changing the way we work, but does that mean the PC is destined for extinction?

There’s no denying, the PC market is suffering right now. According to a recent Gartner report, worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in Q2 2015, a 9.5 percent dip from Q2, 2014. The report further predicts an overall decline of 4.4 percent in 2015.

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How to plan your PC refresh through the hard drive shortage

With the recent news about Thailand’s floods, you might be wondering what your next steps are for planning your PC deployment needs next year. There’s much you can do to ensure that your organizations needs are met while factories in Thailand work to get back on track.

With half the global PC hard drives made in Thailand, we are seeing prices go up as inventory goes down.

Some PC models or series are more effected than others. The hardest hit will be CTO or Configured to Order systems don’t have the same inventory and lead times are moving from the usual 2-3 weeks to 5-6 weeks for delivery.

Pre-configured models are in good stock today and will be until the end of the year. January is when we will see shortages of many popular models.

Planning your next steps and taking action will be the best way to ensure that you can still meet your deployment requirements for the end of 2011 and early 2012. [Read more…]