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Is it time for enterprises to ditch their PCs?

Could enterprises switch out all of their PCs for tablets and still be as productive? Yes, says Mike Elgan, a Silicon Valley-based tech writer in a Baseline article.

News Scan: Tablets and mobile devices topple PCs; Employees not into ESNs; more

The top news stories for July 9, 2014.

Tablet sales growth to slow in mature markets this year, says Gartner

Tablets are moving into the late adopter stage of device adoption in mature markets, where sales growth is forecast to slow this year, says market research firm Gartner.

Macs get thumbs up in the enterprise

Most of the 200 IT decision makers surveyed by Redshift Research on behalf of Parrallels believe that Macs are more reliable than Windows-based PCs, and close to half of their firms offer workers Macs.

IDC revises 2014 global PC shipments to show even deeper declines

Regardless of the slump in PC shipments, 300 million new computers each year is still a huge number. For enterprises, the figures are probably not as important as ensuring that its wireless infrastructure is up to scratch to accommodate the huge influx of BYOD devices that are currently displacing PC shipments.

Mobile device use for financial transactions to spur red hot mobile biometrics market

The worldwide mobile biometrics market is forecast by TechNavio to surge at a 157 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, fueled by the increasing use of mobile devices for financial transactions.

Tablets to fuel growth in European smart connected device market, says IDC

The smart connected device market surged 9.7 percent in Europe last year, fueled by strong demand for tablets, particularly around the holidays, according to the latest IDC stats.

Tablets blamed for steepest PC market decline in history

Growth in tablet sales, particularly in emerging markets, has led to the worst decline in PC market history, according to the latest stats from Gartner.

Google's Schmidt 'surprised' by enterprise tablet adoption

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed surprise that businesses have moved so quickly to adopt tablets and said the paradigm shift is hastening the demise of the traditional enterprise software sales model pioneered by companies like Oracle.

Down Under posts upside-down tablet, PC shipment numbers

Bucking the trend in other parts of the world, Australia and New Zealand experienced a 20 percent sequential drop in tablet shipments, while the two countries saw an 8 percent sequential increase in desktop PC shipments, according to second quarter stats from IDC.