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Death of the PC? Not so fast!

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Apple's new iPad has some pundits extolling the imminent demise of the PC. Not so fast! Enterprise CIO Forum editorial director Bill Laberis...

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pcalento
Paul Calento 256 Points | Wed, 03/28/2012 - 17:51

Today's applications weren't designed to be deployed on a myriad of devices. They're legacy. Many need to be replaced. Whether tablets replace PCs or not, the takeaway is that multiple device use requires applicatoins to be rewritten, modernized, etc. Application modernization is the type of activity that is often put off. Perhaps the tablet trend (as well as BYOD) well help deal with this issue.

--Paul Calento

(note: I work on projects sponsored by EnterpriseCIOForum.com and HP)

saromero
Steven Romero 1 Point | Tue, 03/13/2012 - 21:41
I don't think anyone is saying PCs are going away. What I hear most is, "the end of the PC era." I interpret this to mean that the role of the PC as the "primary user device" is giving way to the tablet. Yes, we will all have our laptops at the ready for various needs, but the device we will carry everywhere and use the most will be a tablet - and likely an iPad.
jdodge
John Dodge 1462 Points | Wed, 03/14/2012 - 11:59

Well said, Steven. I just hope the iPad gets some stiffer competition so tablets evolve faster.