post-PC era


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post-PC era

The use of mobile devices rather than only desktop computers for games, Internet access, general computing and as a terminal to the corporate network. We are in the post-PC era today.

It Began With the Web
The Web standards were the catalyst for the post-PC era. The HTML page layout and JavaScript programming language enabled Web browsers to execute Web apps no matter which platform they run in (Windows, Mac, Linux).

When smartphones and tablets came on the scene in the late 2000s, the mobile browsers rendered the same Web pages, and soon enough, mobile versions of the very same websites.

A Lot of Execution Is Done in the Server
The same Web protocol (HTTP) is widely used by mobile apps to access Internet-based servers for information and computation. Multi-core CPUs and increasing clock rates in mobile device make them generally only one generation behind desktop and laptop computers in performance.

A major concern with mobile devices in the post-PC era is battery life as smartphones and tablets have replaced desktop computing for many users, especially for those who never worked with a computer before. See how to select a mobile device and post-digital era.

Desktop Computing Is Not Dead
Although sales of Windows and Mac computers may not keep up with the volume of mobile devices, large-screen desktop computing is by no means as defunct as media articles love to tout. There is no substitute for a 27" screen and a quality, full-size keyboard. Both desktop and mobile devices will thrive for decades to come. See BYOD.
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Lanci said that Lenovo's strategy is to expand the post-PC era into new markets and push hyper-growth in smartphone markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The post-PC era foretells the imminent demise of the personal computer, a prediction that has been faltering for decades.
Yet under Otellini and his deputies, Intel has failed to make headway in the market for mobile devices and may be well served by a CEO from the outside who can do a better job equipping Intel for a post-PC era marked by surging demand for tablets and smartphones."I don't know if any of them have the star power that you may need in a new Intel CEO," said Craig Berger, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets.
17, 2012 (CENS) -- Compared to HP and Dell that gradually shift core businesses from PC sales to higher-end servers and consulting services to adapt themselves to market changes, the three PC brands from Greater China, namely Asus, Acer and Lenovo, are all going to kick off promotion barrages for their new PC models worldwide, gunning for bigger global market shares in the post-PC era.
Jobs revamped the Macintosh line, as well as launching a "post-PC era" in which personal computers give way to smart mobile gadgets.
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"Zimbra 8.0 is designed to make end users more efficient by connecting them with their data while providing IT departments a simple way to manage the transition to a public or private cloud and help deliver the benefits promised by the post-PC era."
"Zimbra 8 is designed to make end users more efficient by connecting them with their data while providing IT departments a simple way to manage the transition to a public or private cloud and help deliver the benefits promised by the post-PC era."
The holiday season marks "the true advent of the post-PC era, with consumers demonstrating a heightened interest in adding mobile devices to their holiday shopping arsenal," said John Squire, director of product management for the enterprise marketing management group at IBM Industry Solutions.
With an integrated product s approach, VMware plans to the address the post-PC era by focussing on the connected enterprise.
They are trying to prove that now it is not the post-PC era. They are trying to make the PC more meaningful.

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