Desktop computer sales have fallen for the last 5 years (2011 through 2016.) Despite a small growth in sales among enthusiasts*, gamers and in the business sector, the desktop computer market will continue to decline; this in spite of new computing innovations like VR.
Infrequent users of home computers are more likely to resort to a smartphone. This lengthens the life of existing computers and adversely affects new sales, which in turn affects the "bottom line" and future production. Many users who work on computers at work prefer to leave the computer "at the office" and do not own a home computer. Since most users only require access to their email, search, web surfing, texting and their favorite Social Media platform, mobile devices provide sufficient power and a more friendly interface for these tasks.
However for businesses, that desktop decline should be regarded as an opportunity. Rather than being forced to tie your workforce to a desk, replacing desktop computers with mobile devices and cloud computing could be used to set your employees free. Mobile enables more time engaging with customers in multiple locations. Mobile cloud computing can be the best choice for most companies, introducing flexibility, better cost control and access from virtually anywhere.
Internet giants have recognized the signs and have positioned themselves to take advantage of the new usage trend. Cloud computing continues to grow, allowing access to your files from wherever you may be. Search results will soon be based on mobile properties and no longer desktop design layouts: Mobile-First Index
[webmasterworld.com] *includes those of us that work on the web
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