PC Industry: Now What?

2020-02-08T18:00:49-07:00January 18th, 2013|

Early returns confirm what we already knew: that Windows 8’s coming-out was no party.

The problem: Windows 8 is being marketed as a touch-centric OS, and there aren’t many touch-enabled systems available.

The percentage of touch-enabled laptops that were shipped in the fourth quarter was miniscule — less than 1%, according to Digitimes Research. That number is forecasted to grow only to about 10% in 2013. Which means that more disappointing sales are on the horizon.

As I see it, the PC ecosystem has two options if it wants a shot at salvaging 2013: 1) Find a way to reverse that 90:10 ratio, so that the vast majority of systems are touch-enabled, or 2) start marketing non-touch systems to end users.

Read the entire column HERE.

Must-See Trends at CES

2020-02-08T18:02:13-07:00January 6th, 2013|

If you want to get the most out of CES, you have to peer around the big TVs and pimped-out automobiles. I’ll be keeping an eye on a few key technology trends. They all have the potential to be the next big thing. But will they be? And if so, when?

Read the entire column HERE.