Those who attended VMworld last year will recall that one of the major themes Paul Maritz talked about was how to manage the shift to the Post-PC era. This week we were really interested to see the latest research from Canalys (reported in TechCruch) that demonstrates that we are now officially living in the Post-PC era.
According to Canalys, smartphone shipments outpaced PCs for the first time ever at the end of 2011, marking a major milestone. And they also explain how they saw a fall in demand for netbooks, and slowing demand for notebooks and desktops as a direct result of rising interest in tablets.
As Paul explained at VMworld, VMware has been anticipating this shift for some time and we’ve released a host of products and solutions to make the transition as easy as possible for our customers. Our growing End-User Computing portfolio seeks to free employees and enterprise IT from more than two decades of complex, device-centric computing, and deliver a more user-centric, IT as a service experience for the connected enterprise. In this new model, enterprises leverage hybrid cloud resources, while maintaining a managed, secure environment, and providing new ways for employees to collaborate across applications and data from any device, where and when a user needs it.
You can expect further news from us this year on this evolving portfolio, but for now it’s fascinating to see the pace of change in the market, and Paul’s vision becoming a reality.