Mobility has been a significant trend in IT for several years now. Laptops have been outselling desktops since 20081, and it seems that tablet shipments will surpass desktops in 2013 and laptops in 20142. In that context, the real question for your organization is not if it will build mobile applications, but when. To negotiate this transition successfully, one cannot ignore other technology trends. The most influential one is probably the commoditization of personal computers and smartphones; traditional differentiators have become meaningless and price itself has become the main purchase criterion. In that context, advanced capabilities that were the hallmark of high-priced workstations and servers ten or fifteen years ago, such as multi-core processors, have become widespread. Application developers quickly took advantage of the situation. This, in turn, greatly influenced expectations towards technology in the workplace. Every day, business users access web sites with rich AJAX interfaces; every day, they download and install mobile applications that exhibit superior production values.
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