Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:16

End of Windows XP Support. Touch Devices. Windows 8. Are You Prepared?

Computer and OS Market Outlook

     
292.5 MILLION   75%
Number of tablets consumers
will buy by 2016
  Number of devices that will
be Touch by 2016 (IDC)
     
 
SHIFT FROM WINDOWS XP & WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS 8 PRO
     
APRIL 2014   50%
Windows XP End of Support,
affecting 40% of all businesses
  Percentage of SMBs who are unaware
that XP Support will expire in April 2014
     
 
NEW POWER EFFICIENT PROCESSORS ARE ENTERING THE MARKET
     
‘HASWELL’   ‘KABINI’
Intel’s 4th Gen Processor   AMD’s Next Gen Processor
  • Increased battery life of notebooks and Ultrabooks
  • Improved system performance
  • 58% performance improvement in graphics over its Ivy Bridge equivalent
 
  • Designed for small, touchscreen laptops for higher graphics, computing performance and longer battery life than the Elite Mobility models
  • Delivers 10 hours of resting battery life, nine hours of web browsing, and more than six hours of 1080p video playback

What Is The Future Of Business?

  • More than 75% of the current NA workforce is mobile, ‘working anytime, anywhere’
  • Device selection is being driven by workers (BYOD & BYOPC)
  • Workers need smaller, lighter form factors with longer battery life
  • Businesses want devices with multi-mode functionality and intuitive inputs (i.e. Windows 8 Pro)
  • Over 75% of devices will be ‘touch’ by 2016