We are officially in the post PC world

Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share

15 April 2013

It’s all tablets and phones now

Bad news for PC makers, especially the ones that carry Windows 8. According to International Data Corporation, shipments of personal computers have fallen 14 percent from last year. We are now in the post PC world.

There are numerous reasons for this. Among them is the increased use of mobile phones and tablets over
laptops and desk computers.

“It brings to mind what Steve Jobs said a little before his death. That we’re embarking on a ‘post PC world.'”

“This is horrific news for PCs,” BGC financial analyst Colin Gillis told The Washington Post. “It’s all about mobile computing now. We have definitely reached the tipping point.”

Post PC worldThe post PC world is here to stay

Technology companies must be nimble and innovative. Customers are constantly looking for something new.

It’s not just the newness of mobile computing that’s killing the PC market. The other culprit is Microsoft. Many experts say Windows 8 is a flop and sales have reflected that.

“The Windows 8 launch not only failed to provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market,” said Bob O’Donnell of IDC.

It won’t be long before the overall computing prowess of tablets takes over and we move away from PCs. Ironically, some PC manufacturers are developing laptops with detachable keyboards, turning the screen into a tablet of sorts.

It brings to mind what Steve Jobs said a little before his death. That we’re embarking on a “post PC world.”

No doubt.

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