This is good news from the Small and Medium Business (SMB) world. As more businesses are feeling the need to grow, they are using technology to help them. The game has really changed when replacing a PC that is 4, 5 or 6 years old.
Meanwhile, the early indicators for this year show PC sales surging. On Tuesday, Intel, the world’s largest PC chip maker, reported the highest first-quarter sales, $10.3 billion, and profit, $2.4 billion, in its history. After digesting Intel’s results, a number of Wall Street analysts said on Wednesday that the PC market could grow as much as 25 percent this year.
In an article posted at Ingram Micro: Channel Advisor, Neha Jalan, an associate with research firm AMI Partners, says the primary drivers for replacing PCs are the hiring of new employees, hardware replacement, productivity boosts via updated systems, and new requirements for updated software.
The Windows 7 operating system offers more capability and updated software offerings, but requires more memory and disk storage.
To really leverage these new capabilities, SMB is looking to also become more mobile. Laptop PCs are taking a larger share of all PC sales. Mobility and other ways to make workers more productive underscore the brisk sales.
So how do you plan to fuel your company’s need for more productivity? And how soon will PC sales begin to translate into hiring?
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