1. Welcome to the hybrid PC era
The term "post-PC era" has been bandied about for years as tech visionaries fantasised about the day that users could access all their desktops, apps, and data from a single device, anytime and anywhere. What's really emerged is a multidevice era, where users turn to different hardware - smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop machines - for varying needs, creating new levels of complexity for admins as they try to secure and manage multiple devices and platforms. But now hardware vendors are rolling out hybrid machines that pull double duty as tablets and laptops, letting end-users easily move between touchscreen and keyboard while reducing the number of clients admins have to grapple with.