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Goodbye, hard drive. Hello, "personal cloud." Leading research firm Gartner predicts that by 2014, cloud services will replace the desktop computer as the hub of our digital lives. Steve Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner, told Wired in March, "Major trends in client computing have shifted the market away from a focus on personal computers to a broader device perspective that includes smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices. Emerging cloud services will become the glue that connects the web of devices that users choose to access during the different aspects of their daily life.”
This shift is already starting to happen, and it has massive ramifications for the way companies conduct business, both internally and with customers. Kleynhans described it as a need to "fundamentally rethink how [you] deliver applications and services to users." How are you preparing? How can we help?