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IDC's Fall 2014 Commercial Devices Survey — PCs Part 3: Small Company Data Split

IDC's Fall 2014 Commercial Devices Survey — PCs Part 3: Small Company Data Split

This IDC study examines results of IDC's fall 2014 Commercial PC Buyer Survey, looking specifically at the split between respondents from companies of fewer than 100 employees and larger companies. 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 from Brazil, China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

"Small businesses take a sharply different view on PC purchases than large companies, and PC vendors and channels need to tailor their approach to respond to the greater focus on cost and performance taken by that market. Even as the power of the PC diminishes within large companies, small companies continue to prefer traditional notebook and desktop tower form factors for the value that they deliver," says Jonathan Gaw, IDC's research manager, Connected Home.


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Table: Respondents by Industry Sector (% of Respondents)
Table: Reason for Previous and Future Touch-Enabled Notebook PC Purchases (% of Respondents)
Table: Reason for Previous and Future Convertible Notebook PC Purchases (% of Respondents)
Table: Expected Mix of PC Operating Systems for Businesses with Fewer than 100 Employees (% of Respondents)
Table: Expected Mix of PC Operating Systems for Businesses with 100+ Employees (% of Respondents)
Figure: Respondents by Company Size
Figure: Respondents by Role in the Organization
Figure: Respondents by IT Decision Makers
Figure: Employee Use of Various Devices by Company Size
Figure: Importance of Various Attributes on the Desktop PC Brand Purchase Decisions
Figure: Importance of Various Attributes on the Notebook PC Brand Purchase Decisions
Figure: Accessories Provided to Employees with Each New Desktop PC
Figure: Accessories Provided to Employees with Each New Notebook PC
Figure: Previous and Future Desktop PC Purchase Channel Preferences
Figure: Previous and Future Notebook PC Purchase Channel Preferences
Figure: Desktop PC Life Expectancy for Previous and Future Purchases
Figure: Notebook PC Life Expectancy for Previous and Future Purchases
Figure: Expected Age of Retirement/Replacement of Installed Desktop PCs
Figure: Expected Age of Retirement/Replacement of Installed Notebook PCs
Figure: Frequency of Replacing Employee's Monitors
Figure: Types of Desktop PCs Purchased and Planned to Purchase: Businesses with 100+ Employees
Figure: Types of Desktop PCs Purchased and Planned to Purchase: Businesses with Fewer than 100 Employees
Figure: Types of Notebook PCs Purchased and Planned to Purchase: Businesses with 100+ Employees
Figure: Types of Notebook PCs Purchased and Planned to Purchase: Businesses with Fewer than 100 Employees
Figure: Previous and Future Touch-Enabled Notebook PC Purchases
Figure: Replacement of Existing PCs with Thin Clients in the Previous 12 Months
Figure: Replacement of Existing PCs with Thin Clients in the Next 12 Months
Figure: Operating Systems on Company-Owned Desktop PCs and Notebook PCs
Figure: Timetable for Updating/Replacing Windows XP PCs
Figure: Practices Followed by Companies for Updating PC Operating Systems
Figure: Reasons for Chrome OS Deployment
Figure: Reasons for Lack of Interest in Chrome OS Deployment

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