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Such a scenario has major implications for the IT industry, Salem said.
First, the world will be about people, and not the specific devices. "With all due respect to [Apple CEO] Steve Jobs and the big company he's running, the device is irrelevant," he said. "I will tell you, tomorrow, if somebody hands me a new Android device that has a couple new bells and whistles, I'll be using it. Because it's about my productivity. It's not about the device. It's about people."
The second implication is the continual merging of users personal and business lives. "If I ask you, how many of you check your email in the first half-hour after waking up, everybody will say it's usually in the first five minutes," he said. "If I ask, how many of you check your email when you're supposed to be on vacation, everybody does. It's unfortunate, but our business and personal lives are merging.
Furthermore, making back-end systems more scalable and cost-effective have become primary concerns among organizations, Salem said.
Salem said there are a couple of enablers which will make those trends become reality.
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