Study: Desktop's days on the decline

Study: Desktop's days on the decline.

Within three years the majority of the corporate users will be switching to notebooks and connecting over a thin client. Only 45% of Users Will Primarily Use Traditional Desktops by 2006, Says META Group.

“By 2007, the average user will interact regularly with at least four distinct computing devices — a personal home PC, smart digital entertainment system, corporate computer, and mobile information device”

“This multiplicity of devices will force software vendors to focus on information synchronization as well as 'thinning' or 'roaming' applications to enable users to access their information independent of the device they are using.”

“There is an opportunity in the corporate space, where 60% of information workers are 'corridor warriors' that roam from meeting to meeting, to provide users with access to basic information (e.g., e-mail, instant messaging, Web browsing) and note-taking capabilities while attending meetings on premises”  [Smart Mobs]

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