Who buys rugged computers?
Traditional customers include the military and police. Recently, there has been an expansion of interest in rugged platforms by construction companies, logistics services, field data collectors, Oil & Gas, mining and others.
An influential study by VDC Research, demonstrated that despite a higher initial price, ruggedness saves money in the long-run, especially for enterprise uses. The Total Cost of Ownership is lower for rugged computers, because they save money on repair, replacement, lost work time and missing data. As a result, more and more businesses are buying rugged computers.