Should You Ditch Your Desktop?
What to consider
1. Do you need to upgrade your PCs soon?
- Your desktops are taking longer and longer to start up or complete complex tasks
- You’re holding off on upgrading an important piece of software because you're concerned your desktops can’t handle it
- You’re spending more than you’d like on annual PC maintenance
- Your desktops are performing as expected
- Employees have the tools and performance they need to function without unnecessary delays
2. Does mobility fit into your budget?
- You want to consolidate your existing technology into a single device, such as a detachable (notebook + tablet)
- You’re willing to spend more upfront to ensure your PCs meet or exceed your needs for their entire lifecycle (3 to 7 years)—without the need for upgrades later
- You’re on a tight budget
- You don’t currently require multiple PC devices per employee
- You’d rather spend less upfront and upgrade your PCs as your business needs evolve, such as with new graphics cards or processors
3. Is your workforce mobile?
- Employees need (or prefer) to bring PCs to meetings or presentations
- They need to travel for work on a regular basis
- They’ve specifically requested to work using notebooks or tablets
- You’re willing to invest in desktop peripherals
- Employees primarily work at their desks
- They are rarely required to work outside the office
4. Is your business security optimized for mobile devices?
- Employees undergo regular security training
- You have—or plan to purchase—a system that enables remote device management
- Employees can access files remotely via a secure cloud server
- Employees consistently skirt existing security requirements and systems
- Employees can only access business documents on-site due to technical and/or contractual limitations
- A large number of employees regularly handle sensitive information
And your result is…
 Intel, How much is it costing your business to run old PCs?, 2014