Tablets are fine, but PC’s are
here to stay

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943


Albert Wong - President, AKW Global Enterprises - NPC client


Almost seven decades later, in 2007, Steve Jobs popularized the idea of the post-PC era. He predicted a shift to mobile devices as our primary method of computing, while the usefulness of computers would steadily decline until they eventually became obsolete. The idea caught on widely in tech circles, and the sales figures appeared to support it. Between 2007 to 2013, tablet and smartphone sales worldwide skyrocketed, whereas PC sales basically flat lined and then slumped.


Unexpected growth in 2014

However, the numbers are in from 2014 and they show growth in PC sales last year (300 million portable computers were sold in 2014), a trend that is expected to continue in 2015.

This makes sense to us. While we always understood the many unique advantages tablets and smartphones deliver, we never understood how much of our core work (long documents, spreadsheets, presentations, designs, etc.) could be produced more efficiently on tablets than on a laptop or desktop computer.


Know your niche

The forecast numbers for 2015 bear out our belief that PC’s continue to earn their place as our primary tool for work. And given the many exciting announcements at the recent CES Show in Las Vegas, the annual symposium for all things digital, the form factors and power of new PC’s will give us awesome choices for work and play.

Smartphones and tablets will continue to compliment PCs and fill roles in countless business niches via apps. All will be connected efficiently through the Cloud.


More devices + the Cloud = greater complexity

Speaking of which, have you considered how balkanized your business data has become? Do you have a strategy for reigning in your data that is spread across your PC, mobile devices, and countless cloud applications? Maybe we can help: Join us for our webinar on February 12th where we discuss concerns over the loss of control of our data, and how to get a handle on it all.


Webinar: Where in the world is your data?

Data protection in the age of device-independence and the Cloud.

February 12, 2014, 2pm

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A Register

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