Workstation Purchasing Trends

With the Help of Property Management and Procurement, we were able to come up with statistics on recent computer workstation purchase trends (as compared to the total inventory as recorded in the Property System). We also added in recent estimates of lab issued smartphones

Workstation Trends

Device

Total Inventory Dec 2011

Apple inventory
Dec 2011

Total FY10 purchase

Apple FY10 purchase

Total FY11 purchase

Apple FY11 purchase

Desktops

7471

1284

901

199

806

168

Laptops

4796

2030

828

327

960

470

Tablets

299

266

77

77

215

183

Smartphones

630

600

 

 

 

 

Trends: more mobile devices, more Apple. Also multiple devices per person

Note: The lab has several thousand affiliates and computer's associated with scientific instruments so the computers/career employee can not be generalized beyond our type of business

Visualized graphically, the data looks like this:

Apple "market share" - in mobile devices (laptop, tablets). For a number of years, Mac Laptops have been widely used - so the most recent two years do not show a dramatic change. In FY10, the only tablets were iPads, but we are starting to see a few others now (e.g. Samsung Galaxy).

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