Gartner Research

Don't Let Windows RT Confusion Derail Your Windows 8 Plans

Published: 07 March 2013

ID: G00246539

Analyst(s): Michael Silver, Stephen Kleynhans

Summary

Microsoft's marketing of its Windows 8, Windows RT and Surface devices could cause some poor device choices. IT leaders planning Windows 8 projects should publicize the benefits of their selections to mitigate confusion and the risks associated with using Windows 8 or Windows RT in the enterprise.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • If Windows RT devices enter the enterprise, IT leaders should expect to contend with compromises to functionality and manageability
  • End-user confusion and mixed reviews about Windows RT could cause resistance to the enterprise's other Windows 8 projects

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