Netbooks are to be at the heart of much of this development because they present an inexpensive way to increase the functionality of employees in the field. Less emphasis will be placed on traditional PCs as enterprises invest instead in a combined laptop and phone packages for staff. Juniper projects that portable devices will account for approximately 60% of annual business PC sales by the end of this year.
I've been writing about technology for nearly 20 years, including editing industry magazines Connect and Communications International. In 2002 I co-founded Futurity Media with Anthony Plewes. My focus in Futurity Media is in emerging technologies, social media and future gazing. As a graduate of philosophy & science, I have studied futurology & foresight to the post-grad level.