Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
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User Rank: Strategist
10/26/2012 | 6:34:44 PM
re: Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
I tried windows 8 on my laptop and it was not intuitive at all. Sure there is a desktop but the tiles and apps were annoying and did not enhance or make the is easier. To me Windows 8 is a huge step back. The idea of multiple windows is a good one to keep. When a tablet can use a desktop multiple window interface with ease then win 8 will be ready. On a laptop or desktop it just feels akward. Maybe they have made.improvements and for $39 to upgrade to Windows 8 pro I will probably give it another go. It has potential but you have a lot of people who can't afford a new PC or expensive tablet. If MS were really smart they would price the surface rt tab up against the nexus 7. At least if they sold it at cost to get people interested I think the market could be huge. It seems though if you want windows tabs you are going to pay a premium. Too bad. Using Ms word on a tab with a doc and keyboard would be pretty cool. Until laptops and other devices catch up windows 8 will be hampered from the start. Without a touch screen it is not so good. I may be wrong and as much as I love android and Linux I still use Ms products and windows 7 was about the best iteration of Windows ever deployed. I think this may be a Vista repeat but you got to push change and most of the time that hurts.
Tom LaSusa
Tom LaSusa,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/26/2012 | 6:13:46 PM
re: Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
User Rank: Apprentice
10/26/2012 | 4:57:11 PM
re: Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
Customers are starting to use Win8 tablets for the same reasons they chose the iPad. For one, it greatly facilitates the vendor/client interaction. You can create, consume and present content on a highly portable device.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/26/2012 | 4:40:29 PM
re: Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
Good article. The ability (or difficulty) of creating a seamless Windows mobile experience from laptops, convertibles, tablets and smartphones will be a deciding factor in corporate acceptance.

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