Sustainability is at the top of the agenda for most organisations and departments. Despite an increasing awareness of sustainability issues and a general desire to use computing devices for longer, we still see many businesses stuck in the four-year technology refresh cycle when it comes to the mobile workforce.
With new modular design and extended support available for the latest generation of notebooks and tablets, there’s a real opportunity for businesses to extend the life of the technology used by the mobile workforce, simplify management, and improve total cost of ownership.
“It’s time for businesses to refresh their approach to buying technology for the mobile workforce. It’s time to close the sustainability gap.”
By engaging the workforce in pilot projects before purchase, buyers can ensure devices are much more closely matched to users’ needs. Additionally, purchasing the latest modular devices allows users to customise their technology in the field.
Buying technology that adapts to your changing requirements, and later redeploying it for another purpose within the business, requires a mindset shift but has clear benefits. The ability to upgrade as required and the long-term extended support being offered by some manufacturers help to bridge the gap.
Combine this with the incredible CPU and memory performance available in the latest generation of devices, and there are many reasons to be optimistic. All the elements are now in place for organisations to extend the usability of their mobile computing equipment – by years in many cases.
I hope you find the insights from our latest research useful and that it helps your organisation to break the four-year technology refresh cycle and close the sustainability gap.
Head of European Marketing