I have also read some of the articles about the demise of the PC in Barron’s and in Wired. Stop trying to be the third horse in a two-horse race.A couple of themes have been to be emerging that I have framed my decisions about technology: 1) Moore’s law is dead – PC sales are slowing not because of other device sales but because the hardware capabilities of the average PC does not need to change. And in a related idea: 4) My 2 favorite quotes from Rocky and Billy about the i PAD: 4B) The tablet is not made for the business – it is made for consumers.2) The PC doesn’t need to change because the apps that once drove hardware upgrades (games, etc…) are not being written. Business leaders that use i Pads probably manage people – it is very hard to do any other kind of work on it.Instead the software development is focusing on writing lighter-weight clients. I still am waiting for the game that takes advantage of my 3 monitor (Front, Side, Side) setup – could you imagine Starcraft across 3 27” monitors? Apple could pivot and drive towards business (they have the $$ and smarts to do it) but it would be a very long and hard road to follow. MSFT is about enterprise computing and needs to stop this nonsense ASAP.
I wonder if managers/executives that only use a tablet are less recession-proof than managers/executives that have a more analytical/process skill set?
Perhaps in the next recession, the BYOD will mean “ownsizing.” In any event, I am skeptical that BYOD will stick – but it still has some time to become more popular before the coolness wears off.
6) Business software developers can still get away with writing crappy UIs for the business.
They don’t need to out form factor consumer-facing apps.
However, they need to have UIs that are device-intelligent to accomplish the business task at hand.
7) Every speaker/article is making a big deal about how our industry is going a seismic, once every generation change.