In the digital era, business strategies are built on the innovative use of data, implemented by a highly effective workforce. Productive workers are a critical factor in the success of any company, bringing intelligence, creativity, and enthusiasm to digital business initiatives. The productivity of any workforce depends on motivation and engagement, enabled by highly capable technology. Specialized users – those requiring high-performance and/or rugged systems, are key players in the race for organizational competitiveness. They often carry out pivotal tasks in digital strategies, frequently from remote locations and under harsh conditions. IT decision-makers must understand the needs of specialized users and provide them with the devices and equipment that will enable them to serve their companies at the highest level, anywhere, anytime.
The work of specialized users might involve high-end graphics, simulations, CAD, and other data- and compute-intensive tasks, and might take place in demanding environments where highly durable devices are required. For example, a product designer might require a mobile CAD workstation that could perform stress calculations on electronic prototypes either at the design center or on the factory floor. Or an oil and gas exploration expert might need a powerful laptop or tablet capable of performing complex seismic analysis calculations at a remote drilling site.