Buying desktops to become thing of the past for businesses

Buying desktops to become thing of the past for businesses

The proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices in the business world and the growth of BYOD could see a drop in the number of desktops being purchased by organisations.

According to a study conducted by VAR Intrinsic Technology, almost 40 per cent of chief information officers questioned said buying PCs will become a thing of the past in the next five years.

The lack of desktop purchases will pave the way for further growth of BYOD in the future as more and more firms look to the cost-cutting benefits of the trend.

However, the growth in use of personal devices may not be all plain sailing, as Adam Jarvis, chief executive at Intrinsic, believes that BYOD will introduce a host of challenges.

"BYOD introduces multiple devices and operating systems into the office, making for a complex IT landscape," he explained.

He noted that businesses must create a secure infrastructure that accommodates a range of mobile devices.

"The businesses that do it sooner will find themselves in a much stronger position as desktop provision becomes the exception rather than the rule," he concluded.