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IDC's Fall 2014 Commercial Devices Survey — PCs Part 2: Worldwide Results

IDC's Fall 2014 Commercial Devices Survey — PCs Part 2: Worldwide Results

This IDC study examines the worldwide results of IDC's fall 2014 Commercial Devices Survey. To participate in our survey, respondents had to confirm that they make PC purchasing decisions for their company. Conducted online in October 2014, the survey polled participants about their companies' current commercial PC use and future plans. Using a Web hosting firm, we surveyed 2,509 respondents in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, and India.

"PCs continue to be a mainstay device of enterprises, but its power is diminishing, and within the category, IT purchasers are open to new form factors and new types of user interactions. Coming out of years of cautious economic times, IT purchasers expressed a willingness to pay more for devices that offer flexibility and power and an openness to consider incremental changes in their PC device mix. However, they also signaled a continued move away from PCs in terms of overall spending," says Jonathan Gaw, IDC's research manager Connected Home.

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Table: Respondents by Company Size and Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Respondents by Industry Sector and Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Respondents by Role in the Organization and Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Respondents by IT Decision Makers and Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Device Purchases in the Past 12 Months and Purchase Plans in the Next 12 Months by Device Type and Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Channels for Desktop PC Purchases in the Previous Year and Next year by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Channels for Notebook PC Purchases in the Previous Year and Next Year by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of Various Attributes to the Desktop PC Brand Purchase Decision by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of Various Attributes to the Notebook PC Brand Purchase Decision by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Accessories Provided to Employees with Each New Desktop PC by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Accessories Provided to Employees with Each New Notebook PC by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Mix of Types of Notebooks Purchased in the Past Year and Expected to Purchase in the Next Year by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Mix of Types of Desktops Purchased in the Past Year and Expected to Purchase in the Next Year by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Reason for Purchasing or Considering Touch-Enabled Notebook PCs by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Reason for Purchasing or Considering Convertible Notebook PCs by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Distribution of Screen Sizes of Notebook PC Purchases and Planned Purchases by Country (% of Respondents)
Table: Expected Mix of PC Operating Systems by Country (% of Respondents)
Figure: Respondents by Country
Figure: Average Price Paid and Expected Price to Pay for Desktop PC by Country
Figure: Average Price Paid and Expected Price to Pay for Notebook PC by Country
Figure: Average Age of Desktop PCs at the Time of Replacement and Expected Life Span of New Desktop PCs by Country
Figure: Average Age of Notebook PCs at the Time of Replacement and Expected Life Span of New Notebook PCs by Country
Figure: Expected Age of Retirement/Replacement of Installed Desktop PCs by Country
Figure: Expected Age of Retirement/Replacement of Installed Notebook PCs by Country
Figure: Frequency of Replacing Monitors by Country
Figure: Touch-Enabled Notebook PC Purchases in the Past 12 Months and Purchase Plans in the Next 12 Months by Country
Figure: Replacement of Existing PCs with Thin Clients in the Past 12 Months by Country
Figure: Plans to Replace Existing PCs with Thin Clients in the Next 12 Months by Country
Figure: Operating Systems Installed on PCs by Country
Figure: Timetable for Updating/Replacing Windows XP PCs by Country
Figure: Practices for Updating PC Operating Systems by Country
Figure: Reasons for Interest in Chrome by Country
Figure: Reasons for Lack of Interest in Chrome by Country

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