Tablets and Smartphones: Levers of Disruptive Change

All major manufacturers of PCs and smartphones seem to have announced their entry into the tablet market. Market leader Apple has seen incredible success as customers have lined up all night to get the new iPad. The tablet market is expected to hit more than 50 million unit sales in 2011 and analysts claim that by 2015 more than half of the devices in an enterprise will be tablets. So what is the impact of this trend? This month, the Technology Brief examines the role of tablets, and provides a round-up of industry announcements.