New Leaders in PC Market Indicate Changing Role of Cloud Computing

ChannelWeb, a news source for technology resellers, is reporting that Acer has passed Dell as the #2 maker of notebooks.

Why does this matter? The shift is due to Acer’s sale of netbooks.

This shift is a further indication that individuals and SMBs are comfortable with web-based, SaaS, and other cloud-based solutions. Netbooks are designed to optimize performance for web-based applications rather than locally-installed software.