Being visionary, how long before smartphones as such are rejected in favor of devices with much greater diversity of function, built on a conveniently portable scale. The Kindle Fire is much smaller than the iPad.
I think what I have in mind is that the market is changing so rapidly that larger enterprises can be caught with huge shares of a vanishing market on their hands. Look at H-P, pretty much throwing the baby overboard in panic (is that a good metaphor?).
I am sure there are examples other than Hewlett-Packard, but I do wonder if companies built on that scale, with very entrenched traditions, can jump on rapidly evolving demands for technology with the same agility as the midmarket.
Mary, yes that ought to be the case. I looked down the list of vendors whose products are predicted by Bluefoot to be in demand, and I see plenty of mid-sized companies alongside the Googles and MSFTs.
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