Before Apple CEO Tim Cook had even closed the iPad mini press event, water coolers and boardrooms were abuzz with discussion of the latest technology. It is easy to see why these devices are so popular. As little as 10 years ago a gadget with the functionality of the iPad mini seemed to only exist in Star Trek reruns. Think about it – a 7.9 inch tablet device that can do video conferencing, email, surf the web, be a personal secretary, and that’s not even talking about what can be done once you start downloading applications.
Tablets are helping to push the growing bring-your-own-device trend and it doesn’t look to be going away anytime soon. According to a new report from Gartner, mobile devices are on top of the list of technology trends that IT departments will have to deal with in 2013.
“By 2015 media tablet shipments will reach around 50 percent of laptop shipments and Windows will likely be in third place behind Android and Apple,” wrote David Cearley, the author of the report. “We believe the net result is that Microsoft’s share of the client platform (PC, tablet, smartphone) will likely be reduced to 60 percent and it could fall below 50 percent.”
This all backs up the growing adoption of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices that IT departments are confronting. Once the iPad mini starts shipping on November 2, employees are going to be bringing them into the office.
IT departments will need to make sure their networks can handle the increased traffic. Businesses that need a hand in these matters should partner with an IT consulting firm like CTI Technology.
Article on: Mobile devices top list of 2013 technology trends
by CTI Technology
Before Apple CEO Tim Cook had even closed the iPad mini press event, water coolers and boardrooms were abuzz with discussion of the latest technology.