PC Shipments to Decline Through 2009


Even without the economic necessity to hang onto hardware longer, the rise of web applications adds even more life to an old system. can offload heavy system requirements so a PC needs only basic abilities: input devices, an Internet connection, and only limited video and computing power.

Businesses should think twice before tossing an old PC. Software developers will find more customers by catering to a PC's second act, and businesses will save on hardware costs.