Gartner Research

New Hardware Options Will Have an Impact on PC Procurement in 2016

Published: 24 September 2015

ID: G00290092

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans


Three new technologies are being introduced in late 2015 that will have a profound long-term effect on PC configurations. IT planners and managers involved with PC purchases should investigate new USB-C, wireless and biometric security technologies to assess when to include them in new procurements.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • USB-C connectors will eliminate all other connectors on end-user devices and change the way IT procurement will specify PCs
  • New wireless technologies will deliver cable-free computing, if IT and facility planners consider them in workspace designs
  • New biometric security options in Windows 10 won't work with existing webcams and many fingerprint readers, so buyers will need to switch to alternatives

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