Skip to comments.Companies Are Looking At Windows 8 Tablets Instead Of iPads
Posted on 11/01/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
While most companies have no plans to upgrade to Windows 8 yet, we keep hearing about those who do.
IT departments are more likely to bring Windows 8 into the company as a tablet instead of upgrading all the company's PCs to the new operating system.
That's according to an informal poll of 700 IT execs taken by Fiberlink, which makes software for tracking mobile devices.
In another survey of 175 small businesses by iYogi Insights, 29% had no tablet and are considering Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets rather than an iPad. Of those that already had an iPad, 38% said they are considering changing to Windows 8.
That's not to say that Windows 8 tablets will kick the iPad out of the office. It won't. But Windows 8 could win out when a company has a specific application it wants to create for a tablet. For instance, Rooms to Go, a furniture retailer with $1.3 billion in annual revenue, has developed a Windows 8 app to use as mobile sales tool by hundreds of salespeople who work on the floor of the companys 190 showrooms, reports Steve Rosenbush, at the CIO Journal.
Here's a closer look at how 700 IT pros plans for buying Windows 8, according to Fiberlink.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
If I upgrade to Windows 8, can I still use Lotus Notes? /s
For those concerned with Apps for Windows 8, here’s some news for you:
9,000 Windows 8 Apps and Climbing at Microsoft’s Windows Store
For Windows 8 to be any kind of success, Microsoft needs to flesh its Windows Store with a robust selection of apps, and it needs to do it quickly. That’s exactly what’s happening. On the Windows 8 launch day (October 26, 2012), the Windows Store contained a little over 9,000 apps, which doesn’t come close to Apple’s App Store or Google Play, but is a respectable launch number.
What’s more important is how quickly the store is growing, and according to WinAppUpdate.com, hundreds of apps are being added each day so far.
“In each of the last two days, more than 500 apps have shown up daily and again, quite a few of these have been high-quality apps from mainstream content providers around the world that can help lift the platform,” WinAppUpdate noted.
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Same old same old. Ask the guys in IT which system they would prefer and if they can’t take everyone back to the green screen they will settle for a Windows product. Of course they secretly use Macs at home, but the choice of PCs and Windows products at work is because of “security” issues. Job security, not network security. It just takes a whole lot more IT people to keep a Windows network functioning.
It is a really cool platform and a lot easier to learn and expand than iPhone or Droid.
MS did good again.
This is impossible.
Windows 8 is too hard to use. /s
In many respects Windows 8 IS a new OS.
Quite confusing if I may say so and I picked up an Ipad , HP Thinkpad and Android phone and was ripping through them in just minutes.
There are a lot of stories out there which say Windows 8 is awful
MS had the first e-reader years ago, back in the 1990s, and they failed to support it and it died after a few iterations. I’d be worried that they’d bail on this new device too.
It is terrible as a desktop/laptop os.
It was designed for the Surface tablet, for which it as an
alternative to the ipad will do well.
This is good for MS as they sell the tablets, and bad for
HP, Dell and others that have no OS.
RE: Id be worried that theyd bail on this new device too.
Windows 8 is DO OR DIE for Microsoft. It HAS to succeed and they will fight to make it succeed, or die trying. Their future is at stake.
Not sure about that, but I'm told that Wordstar and PFS File work great.
That's the entire point here -- MS naysayers notwithstanding.
I like Apple's products, but the ability to quickly put together a custom program [app?] without Apple's explicit permission is still a powerful selling point.
Only if it's Lotus Notes 8.0 or above. (I know you were being sarcastic, but the bank I work for still uses Lotus Notes .. .go figure!)
How hard is the upgrade from CP/M?
We have iPads at work and while it’s neat, it’s not useful in a office business environment. We need PowerPoint, excel and Word and not Apples version. Looking forward to the Surface Pro.
What do you expect from IT? Back in the 80’s while IBM and Microsoft were working to get PC’s to talk to the corporate mainframe, Apple was giving them the finger.
Well, if it looks like they’re that serious about it, it might be worthwhile. Personally, I’d be inclined to go with a Windows platform device. Apple makes great hardware, but their software is lacking (in my opinion) and doesn’t play well with others.
Can't argue with you there. But that was also when IT still didn't see much use for a GUI, so Apple was shut out anyway.
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