Desktop PCs aren't dead. They play significant roles in most of our businesses and organizations. Although written from a Hewlett Packard point of view, this article's message is relevant regardless of the brand of equipment in use.
In today’s era of notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, mobility is a high priority—making small businesses more dynamic and responsive in an on-the-go world.
That reality, however, should not detract from the important role desktop PCs still play in today’s business environment, delivering more power, more robust upgrade options, and more functionality compared to their portable counterparts.
While large enterprises typically refresh their desktop PCs once every three years, small businesses tend to hold on to their PCs for five to seven years . Older hardware, however, often slows operations and sparks hidden costs. In fact, PCs more than four-and-a-half years old are estimated to cost 50 percent more to support and take 50 percent longer to perform many tasks .