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As laptop popularity grows, companies are holding back

Security concerns may slow the corporate embrace of laptops, analysts say. Rock-bottom prices are fueling a boom in notebook computer sales, as consumers dump bulky old desktops purchased three or four years ago, but security concerns will bar many companies from switching over, analysts said. Taiwan manufacturers make over 60% of the world’s laptop PCs for companies such as Dell Inc., Toshiba Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., and they expect to make deep inroads into the consumer market next year. But analysts don’t anticipate the same success with replacing desktops in the workplace. “For an enterprise that values proprietary information, giving notebooks to employees besides sales staff, who run around outside, means an increased risk of leaking information,” said Henry King, an analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. Full Story

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