Cisco Systems, Inc.
This paper looks at the powerful combination of mobile smartphones and tablets, innovative software applications delivered through the Internet, and the flexibility of on-premises versus cloud-based ownership models is bringing an end to supremacy of the PC. The information technology industry is undergoing one of the most significant periods of transformation in the
last 20 years. This period of change is directed by a series of trends such as the explosive growth of powerful smartphones, the consumerization of technology purchasing, and the move toward cloud-based software application delivery.