The PC's dominance of global personal computing is at an end – a fact reinforced quarterly by computer manufacturers, who continue to announce huge swings from traditional Windows-based PC sales to tablets, phablets and smartphones.
For much of the computing and communications revolutions of the 20th century, expansions in personal and home technology were led by workplace adoption. From fax machines to flat screens to laser printers and the first cell phones – business users drove adoption and use.
Today, our experience with technology in our personal lives (quality, utility, ubiquity, creativity) is setting our expectations about what can and should exist in the workplace. Further still, the pervasive adoption of always-connected, smart mobile devices is having an incalculable impact how we think about, organize and perform our work.
This paper delves into the dynamics of increasingly mobile work and lifstyles, and their impact on the procurement function. The paper also offers practical tips and advice to help procurement pros gear up and capitalize on mobile technologies.