Archive for September, 2011
In order to support partners, suppliers, and customers dispersed across the globe, the workforce has become more mobile, and work happens wherever business takes place. As businesses compete in a global economy, they rely on their mobile workforce to ensure product innovation and customer satisfaction. It is therefore critical for businesses to provide their workforce with easy access to the right data, tools, and applications to do their jobs successfully—at any time and from anywhere.
Thirty four years ago the first generally available personal computer (called a microcomputer in those days) was released by Apple, the Apple II, and in 1981 IBM brought us the Personal Computer (PC) for business usage. Since then the PC has been a device that has been adopted by both the consumer market (thanks to Microsoft and Apple) and the corporate market (were IBM, HP and Intel played a prominent role). Although both markets have been highly successful, there has always been a Chinese wall between these two markets. Now in 2011 the wall between these two markets is gradually being taken down as the border between “Work and Play” is getting less clear by the day.