Entries by Ezra Gottheil, Principal Analyst

2024 Is a Transitional Year for GenAI and PCs

PC vendors are embracing the AI PC in hopes that this new offering will propel a vigorous recovery from the recent post-pandemic slump in PC sales. There are, however, only a few unexciting current AI applications that take advantage of the new AI hardware. Compelling applications that rely on PC and smartphone hardware will become available starting in 2025.

When Will GenAI Impact the Devices Market?

Generative AI (GenAI) will make devices, especially PCs and smartphones, more powerful and easier to use, and that will drive business among device, platform, silicon and software vendors but will not change the structure of the ecosystem. New opportunities in software and services will present themselves, new companies will enter the market, and most new companies will ultimately be acquired.

COVID-19 changes everything: What’s next for devices and IoT?

In pandemic recovery, IoT will contribute to organizations’ resilience, while PC sales will suffer from saturation The COVID-19 outbreak has had two effects on pre-existing trends: In many cases, such as the migration to remote working, it has accelerated them, and in others, like the deployment of voice solutions in workplace environments, it has interrupted […]