Originally Posted by Maestro64
Not necessary true, more companies are now moving away from PCs. Working for a company who used nothing but PC for the last 20 yrs I am seeing more Macs showing up and these are not people bring in their own, it the company buying them for employees. With so many business systems going to a web/cloud base systems there is no need for a PC and PC only systems tools. Unless you running an application that has to run on a PC at your desk, there is no specific need for a PC these days. In the past company used PC because business system required a PC to use them.
This right here is what has changed:
""We think the industry changed with the iPad launch because the tablet is effectively a PC - it doesn't need to be connected to a network to work and runs third-party applications," Steve Brazier, chief executive of research firm Canalys, says.
Windows 8 introduces a new user interface designed to be operated via a touchscreen
"Once you segment the market that way, Windows share of the global PC market has fallen to 72%. Three years ago that would have been over 95%.
"If you add the PC market together to the smartphone market - which we call the intelligent device sector - Windows share falls to 32%."
The Windows OS no longer has 90+% of the market. Its has 90% +/- of 32%. People are now using these pocket commodity devices for what they used to use a desktop computer for and that sea shift has taken place in a scant few years. Desktop computers are on the way out. Sure "more" companies are moving to OS independent cloud services, but as a whole, enterprise is still the last bastion of the desktop unit running Windows.