Windows 8 Tablets Promise Manageability

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Summary

Windows 8 tablets can offer the IT organization enterprise manageability; however, the shift is likely to require additional investment in training, application porting and tool upgrades. End-user acceptance could also mitigate its value to the enterprise.

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  • Analysis
    • Intel-based Windows 8 tablets will be the only products that permit IT to manage legacy Win32/64 and Metro/WinRT applications with traditional client management tools
    • IT should plan for client management tool upgrades to support Metro-style apps on Windows 8 tablets
    • End-user interest will ultimately influence Windows 8's viability on tablets
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