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Desktop PCs continue to outpace smartphones and tablets in the business sector

Desktop PCs continue to outsell smartphones and tablets in the business sector
Desktop PCs continue to outsell smartphones and tablets in the business sector
More than half of surveyed business users rely on their personal smartphones for work as companies would rather give out desktop PCs than handheld devices.

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.

HP recently launched the Z2 Mini PC, Elite Slice Mini PC, and unique Pavilion Wave in an attempt to appeal to Millennial workers instead of the traditional "boxy" desktop setups.

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Allen Ngo, 2016-12- 5 (Update: 2016-12- 5)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.