re: 47% Of Doctors Use Smartphone, Tablet And PC
Doctors have driven some of the more noteworthy case studies for tablets in the workplace, so this is pretty interesting. The rise of tablets has provoked all kinds of "death of PC" talk, and Microsoft certainly seems to think that tablets and laptops should be two identities within a single device. But I think the truth is closer to what this study suggests: Tablets aren't replacing PCs altogether so much as carving out a big role in a multi-device ecosystem.
I think this idea is true even for a lot of consumers. They don't need their PCs to do nearly as much as they used to, which is one reason sales have been so poor; aging machines still get the job done if you use an iPad most of the time and only need to fire up the PC when you need to run Office and want extra screen real estate and better ergonomics. But these antiquated machines are still getting used, and I don't think that's going to stop any time soon. People haven't shifted from PCs to mobile, per se; they've shifted from being online some of the time to being online all of the time. Mobile devices are just one of the tools, along with PCs, that helps facilitate this perpetual access to digital content and computing tools.