(Corrected 6 PM PT, August 21, with information provided by Avaya.) Consumer appeal has been the most important factor in the business tablet war to date.
My blog last week, “University Deploying Thousands of Windows 8 Tablets Is Smart Tactics, Flawed Strategy,” generated quite a bit of reader reaction. I’m actually quite excited about what Windows 8 will deliver. But I felt that Seton Hall’s plan to standardize completely on Windows 8 tablets and ultrabooks (initially all from Samsung) and effectively ban Apple [...]
(August 15, 2012: Seton Hall’s CIO counters my argument. Read his letter here.) Twenty miles from Manhattan, New Jersey’s Seton Hall University is offering about 2,500 students, including all incoming freshmen and junior students, the choice of either a Samsung Series 7 tablet or Samsung Series 5 ultrabook running Windows 8 Release Preview version, as well as Nokia [...]
IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here [...]
Microsoft’s Surface Tablets won’t join the Zune in the Redmond Hardware Deadpool anytime soon for the simple reason that won’t be released until the kids are already back in school.
If you’re the type who refers to the Oxford English Dictionary during simple Scrabble games, you and I might not see eye to eye on whether or not to call an UltraBook PC a mobile device.