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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OK, this is more of a Windows 8 gripe, but it applies to the Surface as well. The Modern UI is aesthetically pleasing, but it definitely needs work. For instance, how do you close a Modern UI app? There's a way to do this, but novice users won't learn without doing a little research. Similarly, the Charms bar doesn't also appear when you scroll to the right side of the screen. (Hint: try the lower-right corner.)
Sure, tech-savvy users know these navigational tricks, but that's beside the point. Windows 8 lacks visual clues to help everyday business users master its new UI. And for enterprises, this means expensive, time-consuming retraining for employees. There's room for hope, though. The next version of Windows may very well address some of these UI shortcomings.
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.
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.