2019 Technology Trends for Small Business

Whether you or your employees work from home, on the road, or move from one location to another within your business, being able to work effectively from anywhere is key to maintaining a competitive advantage with both customers and employees. Is your business meeting customer and employee expectations for mobility?

Having the technology in place that allows your employees to work wherever they are gives your business the ability to provide the real-time responsiveness your customers expect. It also offers the flexibility today’s employees seek, helping to give your business a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining employees.

A survey commissioned by Intermedia reports that 91% of small and medium businesses (SMBs) already have mobile employees.1 Whether your business is one of them or whether you are just considering enabling remote work, the right technology is essential to making mobility your competitive advantage.

Reach for the Cloud: Mobile-Friendly Applications

For employees to work remotely, SMBs must develop a mobile strategy that allows workers to easily access data, applications, and other essential resources required to do their jobs. Taking advantage of cloud computing technology and software as a service (SaaS) can help.

By storing and sharing data in the cloud, your employees can work effectively from any location. More than six in 10 (63%) of SMBs are estimated to currently use cloud computing.2

An additional 33% are either actively planning to employ cloud technology or assessing how best to use it in their businesses.2

Cloud-based SaaS allows employees to access the software applications they need, no matter where they are. From online calendars and web conferencing tools to popular business apps such as Microsoft Office* 365, SaaS allows your whole team to work together even when they’re spread across the globe.

To help maximize the results of cloud computing technology and SaaS apps, be sure to furnish your team with up-to-date computer hardware. Most SaaS applications need powerful processors to function optimally. Running SaaS applications on an older PC may hinder performance, diminishing potential productivity benefits.

A PC for Every Need: Mobile-Friendly Hardware

Mobile employees need hardware that’s flexible enough for every setting they work in, from the office to the client job site, from a hotel room to a moving train. To choose the right computer hardware, look for PCs that meet the needs of each employee based on his or her job role and daily tasks.

For example, laptops powered by 10th Gen InteI® Core™ mobile processors combine powerful performance and portability to keep employees in the flow, wherever they go.

Laptops co-engineered with Intel for mobile performance and powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors are designed to be immediately responsive, waking instantly3 and ready to go when you need it. With at least 9 hours of battery life on FHD (1080p) displays,3 laptops co-engineered with Intel for mobile performance and featuring 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors can go the distance – even with your everyday programs running.4 If your battery does run out, all it takes is a 30-minute charge to go from empty to four hours of battery life.5

Connection is not a problem either. Laptops co-engineered with Intel for mobile performance and powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors let you stay connected wherever you are. Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) delivers best-in-class wireless6 for fast and reliable connections, even on networks with lots of devices attached. And models featuring 4G LTE make sure you can stay online even when you’re away from the office. Additionally, the included Thunderbolt™ 3 port – the fastest USB-C available7– allows for lightning-fast, single-cable connections to displays, storage, accessories — and even power.

Make the Mobile-Friendly Choice

The right technology is crucial to a successful mobile strategy. Look for mobile devices whose hardware exceeds the software vendor’s recommended system requirements by at least 50%. Recommended system requirements generally reflect only the minimum necessary for the software to run. By selecting more powerful hardware, you’ll equip your business with mobile devices that not only perform efficiently today but can also support your business needs tomorrow.

From cloud-based collaboration software to up-to-date computer hardware, providing employees with technology designed for mobile work will help them be productive and efficient no matter where they are. Purchasing PCs with powerful capabilities for remote work can help increase both customer and employee satisfaction, helping your business gain a competitive edge in an increasingly mobile world.

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Browse popular small business PCs featuring Intel® Core™ processors.

HP ZBook Power G7

  • 10th gen Intel® Core™ i7 处理器
  • 512 GB 容量
  • 16 GB 内存
  • 1.89 kg 重量
  • Windows 10 Home 操作系统
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HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0007tx

  • 10th gen Intel® Core™ i7 处理器
  • 512 GB 容量
  • 16 GB 内存
  • 2.35 kg 重量
  • Windows 10 Home 操作系统
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Alienware Area 51m R2

  • 10th gen Intel® Core™ i7 处理器
  • 1000 GB 容量
  • 32 GB 内存
  • 4.7 kg 重量
  • Windows 10 Home 操作系统
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DELL XPS 15 -9500-R1845S notebook

  • 10th gen Intel® Core™ i7 处理器
  • 1000 GB 容量
  • 16 GB 内存
  • 2.05 kg 重量
  • Windows 10 Home 操作系统
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HP ENVY 13-ba0017tu

  • 10th gen Intel® Core™ i7 处理器
  • 1000 GB 容量
  • 8 GB 内存
  • 1.3 kg 重量
  • Windows 10 Home 操作系统
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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information, visit www.intel.cn/benchmarks.

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产品和性能信息

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该项调查由 Intermedia 委托全球中小型企业 IT 市场研究和行业分析机构 Techaisle 进行。总计有 270 家美国中小型企业(员工人数为 10-99 人)的 IT 和业务决策者于 2017 年 11 月完成了本次调查。结果来自 21 分钟的在线问卷调查,并且抽样配额是以员工人数类别来固定的。资料来源:最新研究将可靠性列为中小型企业购买 UCaaS 的最高优先事项

2

Gartner 于 2017 年 4 月和 5 月对 699 家美国中小企业进行了此项调查,这些中小企业的员工超过 10 人,年收入低于 1 亿美元。调查中排除了非营利组织。合格的受访者是决策者,或对其组织的技术采购决策有重大影响的人员。来源:Gartner 的中小企业最重要技术趋势调查,由 Capterra 引用。

3

“从休眠模式唤醒不足 2 秒”:从按下按钮、开盖或发出语音指令到开启显示屏并准备好进行身份验证。

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至少 9 小时的电池续航时间:通过模拟来复制典型场景:以出厂的硬件/软件配置运行多个后台应用程序及打开网页;使用 802.11 无线互联网连接、直流电源、250 尼特屏幕亮度。

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快速充电:当电源关闭时,从 0% 电量开始。

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最佳 Wi-Fi 6:英特尔® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 产品支持可选的 160 MHz 通道,从而使典型的 2x2 802.11AX PC Wi-Fi 产品可达到最快的理论最大速度 (2402 Mbps)。与标准 2x2 (1201 Mbps) 或 1x1 (600 Mbps) 802.11 AX PC Wi-Fi 产品(仅支持 80 MHz 通道的强制要求)相比,高级英特尔® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 产品可使最大理论速度加快 2 - 4 倍。

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Thunderbolt™ 技术:与其他 PC I/O 连接技术比较所得;这些技术包括 eSATA、USB 和 IEEE 1394 固件*。实际性能会因所使用的具体硬件和软件的不同而有所差异。必须使用支持 Thunderbolt™ 的设备。