Ben Bajarin writes for Tech.pinions, “One of my favorite quotes about change is: ‘Life is a journey, and on a journey the scenery changes.'”
“The technology industry is also on a journey and on that journey the scenery will change,” Bajarin writes. “Whether many industry insiders recognize it or not the scenery is changing and it’s happening quickly. The line is blurring between what is a PC and what isn’t. Devices like smartphones and tablets are proving to many that computing can take place on a number of different form factors. It is important for those who watch the personal computing industry closely to realize that the landscape as we know it is about to change drastically.”
Bajarin writes, “It all began with the iPad. In as many times, in as many years, Apple again released a product that challenged the industry and forced many companies to turn introspective and re-think their product strategy. The iPad has done quite a bit more than just challenge the industry, it has also challenged consumers to re-consider what exactly a personal computer is and what their needs are with one… As those in the industry who make PCs are already figuring out, tablets are a viable computing platform and having a tablet strategy is essential for anyone currently competing for PC market share.”
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