Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, despite their merits, aren't exactly selling like hotcakes. Here's what Microsoft might do to change that.
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Windows RT has a very limited implementation of the traditional Windows Desktop, which runs just one program: a preinstalled copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT. That's it: You can't install any other apps there. This makes the Desktop feels like a weird appendage, one that somehow managed to survive Windows' evolutionary upheaval. And that's pretty much the case. Desktop will stick around until Microsoft ships a Windows 8-style (i.e. Metro/Modern UI) version of Office. When will that happen? Perhaps when the next version of Office arrives, which could be far off.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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