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BLOG: Can you work effectively without a PC?

Tom Paye | April 18, 2013
There's plenty of doom and gloom surrounding the PC industry right now. Research firm IDC recently reported a "perfect storm" of factors leading to one of the worst quarters of PC sales in recent memory. Meanwhile, Gartner recently said that tablet and mobile phone sales are stealing revenue from the ailing PC market.

This is a shame, as I'd have liked nothing better than to not have to lug my laptop around to every press event I attend. Unfortunately, that's not really a viable option -- I still need my PC, and I'm sure many people feel the same way. If you've got a host of enterprise apps that aren't tablet-friendly, there's no way you're going to be able to ditch your PC any time soon.

The ironic thing is that, if I was on a Windows 8-powered tablet, or a convertible Ultrabook, this would have been a breeze. But according to Gartner, it isn't the Windows 8-powered tabs that are stealing PC sales -- it's the iPads and Android-based ones.

 

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