This IDC study provides U.S. survey data on the subject of PCaaS. PCaaS has become a hot topic in the industry with the potential to disrupt the commercial PC market. The commercial PC market faces extending life cycles as companies delay the PC refresh for more critical initiatives, projects with better returns, and more financially friendly projects. PCaaS lowers the financial barriers of PC refreshes and provides flexibility and scalability that traditional PC procurement does not.
"The commercial PC market, while holding, could benefit from a disruptive force," states Linn Huang, research director of Devices and Displays. "As the top OEMs become increasingly enterprise focused, we expect PCaaS to get increasing attention in 2016."