(2013-02-07 12:52)noggin Wrote: Another corporate issue is the move many companies are making from desktops to laptops, as laptop price/performance is now pretty good, and as the move to flexible working in many job areas means that giving an employee a single computer they can use both in the office and the home makes sense.
The office environment still has a keyboard, mouse, monitor etc. but no desktop PC. The employees simply plug their laptops into these facilities when based in the office - hot desking rather than having a permanent position.
I know some companies who have also used this technique to roll out a mix of Macs and PCs based on job requirements.
Doesn't work in all areas, but it is an area where laptops are eroding traditional desktop markets I think.
Yup, in the last two jobs I've had we've had laptops. Although at my current job, it's a combination of laptop or desktop depending on job function. Also, since I work for an entertainment company, some people are issued Macs if they're in a more creative role. I work in finance and thus am stuck on PC (which is actually preferable for me given how much excel work I do).
My current employer has been so gracious as to give me a pretty new laptop with a quad-core i7 cpu in it.
Although to say the desktop is dead... I'm not sure. I still have a desktop at home and I actually kind of like it. With the proliferation of tablet computing, I think that some people find value in having a stationary workstation, and then also having a tablet that they can use while mobile.