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22 July 2013
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If the Gartner report has its way then PC will be sure to find its way to museum. It would not take era or ages, but merely a decade or even lesser to meet its fateful day. Ironical? But an 11.2 percentage points decline in the PC shipment in the first quarter of 2013 against the previous year’s, same period, would not ask for more calculation to conclude the fact. And, what is more stunning is the fall was experienced globally, more prominent in the Europe, Middle East and Africa.

What is the substance of the change? And, where are we heading towards? These, and many more questions are sure to arise in the human intellect. Techvedic, a leading tech support vendor, tries to understand the shift in paradigm.

Rise of connecting devices: Pretty similar to the favorite special relativity theory (e=mc2) proposed by Albert Einstein, here seems no actual loss – only a shift in platform. What caused it? Well, the answer is very clear that today’s generation is interested in connected devices marked by tablets and smartphones. Confirming it, Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, says “Consumers are migrating content consumption from PCs to other connected devices, such as tablets and smartphones.” The trend is also visible in the emerging markets, where PC penetration is low, and hence that too can’t be a lucrative business areas for PC vendors. Now, the only ray of hope that seems is coming from the professional PC market, which accounts for about half of overall PC shipments.

Cloud computing evolution: Featuring scalability, reliability and mobility, cloud computing has become a trademark of doing business thereby making traditional models pertaining to desktop-based applications, servers and backup and recovery redundant. And, this trend is heading towards a brighter cloud future with IDC predicting almost 130 percent growth in cloud adoption by 2016. This change is sure to give momentum to the laptop, tablet or smartphone manufacturing and shipment as consumers would have anytime anywhere access of data with them.

Better technology fusion: Beating the processing, storage, and resolution traits of desktops, nowadays, laptops/tablets/ultrabooks with enhanced performance are available in the market that gives a reason to users to switch from desktops to these mobile devices. Intel, the chip giant with the revelation of its third- and fourth-generation processors integrated with HD graphics and Turbo boost technology has changed the perception of mobile computing at all. Thus, the power factor is no more confined in dimension and smaller is doing smarter jobs.

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