Gartner has released its latest figures charting its overall predictions for how IT devices — from PCs to mobile handsets — are going to perform this year and in 2014. As in years before, numbers will continue to climb: in 2013, total shipments will rise 5.9% to 2.35 billion, and will rise again in 2014 to 2.5 billion units, driven by portable, often less expensive, but just as powerful mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android will account for just over one-third of all devices this year, and nearly half in 2014. It’s an Android world after all.
Tech giants Hewlett-Packard and Google just announced a plan in which they will join forces under the banner of Google Apps.HP has become a Google Apps reseller and will package management tools with its PCs, printers and other IT gear. One extra thing that HP brings to the table is some management software that will simplify setup.
The Google chromebook was launched a couple of years ago and with much din. Today, it is not heard that much of. But in the last week, a lot of my friends were contemplating replacing their notebooks with a chromebook. They wanted my advice. So I looked into the idea and here is what I came up with. Continue reading