re: Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet Has IT In Mind
As long as Apple is in the tablet market, they're going to be at or near the top. Why? It's a "cool" and "showy" gizmo - yes, it's useful, but follow my logic for a minute.
Lenovo, having purchase IBM's desktop and laptop lines, is an entirely different player in the market. As I'm fond of saying, when you're in a business meeting and someone shows up with an IBM (or Lenovo) device, you know they mean business.
With Apple, their marketing strategy was to produce a cool/showy gizmo... something that people got envious of, absolutely had to have and showed off when they got one. Remember the first time you ever saw an iPod, iPhone or iPad? From there, the thing spread like wildfire - "everyone" had to have one.
What you're seeing with regards to corporate IT is that it's easier to use existing systems management tools to manage tablet devices that fall into the PC category than it is to manage tablets that run iOS or Android - most organizations have to add another product to manage them, which leads to infrastructure sprawl.
It'll be interesting to see where things go from here...