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 with customers lining up all night to buy the new iPad. The tablet market is expected to hit more than 50 million units 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? This month’s Technology Brief examines the role of tablets and provides a round-up of industry announcements.