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Are You a PC, a Tablet, or a Smartphone

Those "I'm a PC" and "Get a Mac" ads are quickly becoming as obsolete as the desktop-bound goods they're advertising. Lots of serious, highly complicated work with increasing frequency no longer necessitates the 1.21 gigawatts processing power we're so used to, and those boxes may soon be replaced by more efficient tablets and similar devices.

I'm not the first person to discover this (and I'm probably not telling you something new). Gartner's newest sales research indicates a discernable erosion in sales of PCs in just the last few months, due in large part to the weak economy but then there's no mistaking the popularity of mobile devices (okay, mostly iPads).

So, after the holidays, will the corporate workplace resemble the captain's bridge on Star Trek (without the strict dress code), with everyone tapping away noiselessly on their devices of choice? Maybe. And maybe most of that tapping won't be Facebook status updates.

Are you supporting tablets and smartphones with more frequency in the workplace? Tell us about it here.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 12/02/2010 at 11:59 AM

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