Will office landlines, tablets and PCs soon be a thing of the past?

A technological revolution could soon be hitting the workplace, as 65% of company CIOs sound the death knell of the landline.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Like the fate of the fax machine, most of the technology currently used in the office will soon be gathering dust on the shelves, a report suggests. Almost a quarter of chief information officers say tablets such as iPads will vanish, suggesting employers are still struggling to value its worth in a business.

The survey of 500 CIOs by Virgin Media Business predicts that smartphones will become more important (much to Virgin Media’s advantage, of course…). More than half (65%) say the office landline will disappear from everyday use within the next five years and smart phones will become the most popular form of communication.

And almost two-thirds think PCs will fall out of favour in the workplace. But if tablets and desktop computers are on their way out, what will replace them?

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