The traditional PC market has been in decline since 2012; however, the market recorded some growth in Q1 2017 before shrinking 0.4% percent in Q2 2017, according to IDC market data. Sub-segments within the PC market, for example 2-in-1s as well as high-end gaming PCs, are partially driving this growth, reflecting an increasing need for mobility and a workforce operating outside of traditional office environments. While smaller in comparison, the rugged PC market also contributed to the positive sales report and may continue to boost sales, with an expected global CAGR of 5 percent from 2016 to 2020 and opportunity in higher growth markets like India and China. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, the rugged PC market may likewise expand as operational technology in field environments is connected and integrated into IT networks, and compute, storage and data analysis move outward through the network to enable actionable insight.
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Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Other Important Rugged PC Customer Considerations
- Call To Action
- Figure 1: Power State Cycling Test Results
- Dell Technologies