Some businesses may be under the impression that mobile is the future, but recent trends indicate that might not be the case. In a piece for PC Magazine, Dan Costa describes how desktop computers, despite the amount of time they've been around, could still be a valuable part of a work or home. That's because PC sales are actually growing, and desktop systems have made strides over past two years, becoming more "unconventional" as a result.
Despite what popular stereotypes might suggest, desktops have the tools to be varied and capable with their functions. The upcoming desktop version of Windows 10, for example, will implement a feature that allows users to switch between desktops on one device.
Although this feature is reportedly still limited in the current system preview, it shows a possible increased focus on developing desktop capabilities as the OS nears official release. CNET notes that this isn't a new feature but it is getting a new focus in this setting, especially since Windows 10 is the subject of such hype and anticipation.
Costa's article addresses some other points in the non-mobile computer's favor, referencing systems like the HP Sprout and Raspberry Pi 2.
"It turns out that being stationary comes with some real benefits. First of all, desktop components still have a significant cost and power advantage over those used in mobile systems," he says. "That's why desktops will always dominate the gaming and workstation markets. But there are other, more creative desktops coming out as well."
Companies that use desktops need to be ready for increased technological advancements, with an eye toward accessing older applications in a virtual space. A web based terminal emulator could help make important applications more available in the digital space, so organizations don't have to rely on mobile systems as their only model.