The New PC Era: The Personal Cloud

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Summary

The era of the personal computer is giving way to the new personal cloud age. This will enable new levels of flexibility and functionality for users, but will challenge enterprises to rethink how they deliver services to users.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Current State of the Market — The Big Refresh
    • The Driving Forces
      • Megatrend No. 1: Consumerization — You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
      • Megatrend No. 2: Virtualization — Changing How the Game Is Played
      • Megatrend No. 3: "App-ification" — From Applications to Apps
      • Megatrend No. 4: The Ever-Available Self-Service Cloud
      • Megatrend No. 5: The Mobility Shift — Wherever and Whenever You Want
    • Welcome to the Personal Cloud Era
    • Ramifications on Devices and Hardware
    • Recommendations for Enterprises
  • Recommended Reading
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