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Desktop & Mobile Infrastructure
Desktop and laptop hardware are building blocks of the traditional desktop delivery model. But these former rulers are being usurped by the growing number of new mobile, tablet, and other small form factor devices being brought into the enterprise by end users.
- Windows may still dominate the desktop/laptop, but the mobile OS market is fiercely competitive with Apple, Blackberry, and Android leading the way.
- The products occupying the traditional market of desktops and laptops are largely commodity, while the mobile market is still maturing. When selecting desktops, focus on service. When selecting mobile devices, focus on how well they fit enterprise acceptable use and security requirements.
- End users are bringing their own devices into the workplace, and IT has to be ready to accept them. Focus on centralized management, regular patch management, and security for operational efficiency, lower costs, and minimizing risk.