Desktop PCs continue to outpace smartphones and tablets in the business sector
A recent study by IT research and consulting firm Gartner shows that the common workplace is still relying on traditional desktop PCs and that only 80 percent of survey participants have been provided company computers or smartphones. Called "Personal Technologies Study 2016", the survey was conducted from June to August of this year amongst 9592 participants from the US, UK, and Australia.
Desktop PCs are the Most Popular Business Devices
According to the same Gartner study, more than half of the participants say they have received desktop PCs from their companies instead of smaller devices like smartphones or tablets. Of the 80 percent of users who claimed that their companies provided computers for them, only 23 percent received smartphones from their workplaces. According to Gartner Principal Research Analyst Mikako Kitagawa, more than half of all participating users rely on their own private smartphones for business use. Whether or not the devices are secured or approved by the companies, however, would be another study.