The pandemic has changed things a whole lot for many people. We are now in a period known as the new normal. COVID-19 and lockdowns meant that our digital life has grown. Think about gaming, entertainment, online shopping, or telehealth, we now do a lot more through the screen than we have ever done in the past.
No one knows how long the effect of the pandemic will last, but some experts say that the overall time we spend online will remain higher in 2021, and that also our online activities will also be more engaging than in the past. Therefore, it is safe to say that there are some factors that play in favor of PCs now and for the future.
As many organizations have realized, the importance of driving employee engagement and satisfaction through the use of tools, hardware, and software can’t be over-emphasized. These things must be provided to get the job done.
Knowledge workers and front-line workers are seeing the importance of taking digital transformations seriously. Of course, not everyone wants to bother about the new normal but those who do stand to benefit greatly.
The continuing threat of cybercrime; the high risks associated with that, the growing number of remote workers, will certainly get organizations to broaden their portfolio of enterprise liable devices in a bid to cater to their users.
Two factors will definitely play against PC demand in 2021. They are the ongoing supply chain constraint and also limited budgets. Probably, we will see the supply chain return to normal by mid-year but spending will vary across markets.
Forecasts have shown that PC sales volumes could be above 350 million units this year. Figures may not be that high in reality, but at least as a few tech experts believe, there will be a slight increase in demand for PCs in 2021.