mobile computers replacing desktop
Posted Sep 10, 2012 6:02 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: mobile computers replacing desktop
Parent article: Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
But the point was that just because they didn't jump on the latest bandwagon doesn't mean that they went bankrupt.
Oh yes, it does. IBM sold out it's PC division because it was unprofitable and they no longer sell workstations, too.
They survived by shifting to other venues, they are doing consulting work, they are selling mainframes, they no longer produce PCs or workstations. That part is gone.
The problem with most players in desktop area today is that they have no plan B, or if they do (HP has printers and enterprise software, for example) they are not big enough to support the whole structure.
Today they have difficult dilemma: either they will try to shift to mobile or they need to switch to some other field (like IBM did 20 years ago). Desktop will no longer support them.
They have time (you right: right now, today mobile apps tend to be very weak at doing any content creation), but it's large shift, I'm not sure they have enough time.
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