The Economist: Personal Technology
Beyond the PC
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Twenty years ago one gigabyte of memory cost $200,000. Now, a terabyte (1000 gigabytes) costs a mere $100.
Technology permeates our everyday lives and never more so than with our portable, personal devices. Businesses are struggling to keep up with their employees' technological abilities and demands.
In Personal Technology, Martin Giles unpicks the changing landscape of technology, examining apps, new devices and their effect on world trade. In the following sections, he explains how technology and the economy are becoming inextricably linked and how this has resulted in the birth of the new, digital age.
Beyond the PC
Consumerisation: The power of many
Apps on tap
Personal technology at work: IT's Arab spring
Adapting personal IT for business: The consumer-industrial complex
Ubiquitous computing: Up close
Technology and society: Here comes anyware