The 2016 Gartner Annual Enterprise Survey shows that by 2018, 36% of enterprise apps will be browser-based; but will this increase demand for thin clients? Technology strategic planners need to consider the impact that cloud office capabilities will have when positioning their products.
Impacts and Recommendations
- Device and OS diversity requires IT departments to simplify and unify manageability
- The need for lower initial device costs, ease of deployment and the compatibility of business applications are driving demand for bimodal IT solutions
- The continuing shift to cloud solutions will drive improvements in hardware-as-a-service architectures
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