Is the PC Dead?

Consumers have had their say, and they’re done with the PC. In the business sector, the plight of the personal computer hasn’t fared much better. It doesn’t seem to matter what facet of the PC business the major players operate in; their stock is going down. This includes competing PC and business server suppliers Dell and HP, operating system and software giant Microsoft and rival processor kings Intel and AMD. Even IBM, the inventor of the personal computer, saw this trend coming and bailed out more than five years ago, selling off their PC division to Lenovo: smart move.
Consumers and business users are relying less and less on the personal computer to connect to the Internet and to each other. Internet browsing, email, news and weather updates, maps and directions and more can be achieved with a smartphone or wireless tablet, eliminating the need for PCs altogether. The potently effective combination of virtual desktop hosting and mobile devices allows users to accomplish both personal and professional tasks online, offline and anywhere in the world – without having to worry about hardware upgrades, software incompatibility, outsourced customer service and other significant roadblocks that have plagued the industry for years.

In a world that is increasingly technologically advanced, connected and in a continual state of accruing new data while archiving older, yet still important information, what do users rely on to provide storage? The personal computer used to be the primary warehouse for personal and business data. Not anymore. One of the most striking blows to the PC industry in recent memory is the rise of cloud computing providers and the usage of personal cloud storage.

Whereas an important image, document, audio recording or video was printed on physical paper or stored on an analog tape that could be locked away in a safe, these records now stand as virtual entities: JPEGs, MPEGs, DOCs and MP3s. Cloud computing providers now present the best cloud backup solutions for simple sharing and secure storage. In particular, Windows Virtual Desktop has helped to provide a secure cloud storage experience to business and personal users alike who want to archive key information.

Is the PC dead? We think so. Do you have a question of your own about our virtual desktop hosting services? Contact us or call Diverse Technology Solutions at (631) 224-1200.

 

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