RESEARCH PAPER: The Advantage Of Deploying Dell Rugged PCs

By Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead - February 12, 2018
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
  • Conclusion
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: Power State Cycling Test Results

Companies Cited

  • ASUS
  • Dell
  • Dell Technologies
  • Getac
  • HP
  • Lenovo
  • Panasonic
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Anshel Sag is Moor Insights & Strategy’s in-house millennial with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Anshel has had extensive experience working with consumers and enterprises while interfacing with both B2B and B2C relationships, gaining empathy and understanding of what users really want. Some of his earliest experience goes back as far as his childhood when he started PC gaming at the ripe of old age of 5 while building his first PC at 11 and learning his first programming languages at 13.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.