Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

- The Post-PC World, Sort of Ray Ozzie, a technology visionary at Microsoft, stated in 2012 that computing was moving into a phase he called the post- PC world. 5 Now six years later that prediction has not stood up very well to reality. As you will read in Chapter 13, PC sales have dropped slightly in recent years while there has been a precipitous decline in tablet sales. Smartphone sales have accelerated, due largely to their mobility and ease of operation. Just as the mainframe before it, the PC will continue to play a key role in business, but its role will be somewhat diminished as people emphasize mobility as a central feature of technology. Cloud computing provides users with mobile access to data and applications, making the PC more of a part of the communications channel rather than a repository of programs and information. Innovation in the development of technology and communications will continue to move businesses forward.

Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 15

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