If the PC officially dead?

It is no secret that the tablet marketplace has grown by leaps and bounds since becoming mainstream in 2010 when Apple introduced the iPad. It has dramatically shifted how people get online both in their personal lives and at the office.

A report from IDC found that PC shipments will drop 10.1 percent when 2013 comes to a close. That is slightly above what was projected earlier in the year. To make matters worse, sales are projected to dip another 3.8 percent by the end of next year.

The reason for this, according to a CNet article, is because interest in the PC is limited. Desktop computers have little growth possibility left aside from replacing existing systems as consumers have started eyeing tablets and smartphones as primary computing devices.

"Perhaps the chief concern for future PC demand is a lack of reasons to replace an older system," Jay Chou, a senior research analyst for Worldwide Quarterly PC Trackers at IDC, said in a statement. "While IDC research finds that the PC still remains the primary computing device – for example, PCs are used more hours per day than tablets or phones – PC usage is nonetheless declining each year as more devices become available."

It seems clear that many companies are facing a different computing landscape than they did in years past. With the help of an IT consulting firm that can help organizations success handle an iPad deployment, any company can embrace these systems and move into the future.