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    Interesting reasons a university has already chosen Windows 8 tablets

    I nearly dismissed this article as a propaganda piece until I got to the part of why Apple lost their business. I've seen a number of posts where people "in the business" are predicting Windows 8 to not make in roads into the enterprise. With regard to desktops, I somewhat agree with that assessment for a variety of reason. But like this article highlights, and being "in the business" myself, I think Windows 8 tablets are going to be very attractive to enterprise environments.

    http://www.cio.com/article/712950/Wi...at_Seton_Hall_
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    Pretty interesting article. Thanks .

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    The one paragraph that struck me on first read was on the top of page 2:

    "Landry adds that students in orientation took to the Windows 8 Metro UI like "ducks to water." For faculty and staff, however, Windows 8 training will be more aggressive & and mandatory. "Faculty and staff is where the pain point will be in the transition," he says."

    This is somewhat what I have been expecting. Obviously, it will be a few of months before we will see if this plays out in this manner.
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    Is a university really very similar to (other) enterprise environments though? I don't think so; different users and different uses.

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    That's true, that's why I said we'll have to see how things play out. I suspect it will take longer for enterprise as many are still stuck on XP. I say stuck because many businesses that are vital (medical offices and hospitals come to mind immediately) are using a very old OS on old H/W to make life changing decisions. IMO this is just wrong and potentially dangerous.
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    I've been working a hospital help desk for a few months, and it's mostly Windows 7 but some XP.

    I hope and predict that XP will be eliminated within a couple of years, but I wouldn't be surprised if Windows 7 is used until 2020.

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    The large University hospital and all outlying clinics in our town is partially on Win 7, but more than 2/3 still using Win XP. I have worked full time in emergency health care for over 25 years and believe me this is important. The large national ambulance service I work for is just beginning to update. Health care is just too important to continue using a 15 year old OS IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    The large University hospital and all outlying clinics in our town is partially on Win 7, but more than 2/3 still using Win XP. I have worked full time in emergency health care for over 25 years and believe me this is important. The large national ambulance service I work for is just beginning to update. Health care is just too important to continue using a 15 year old OS IMO.

    Sorry I have gotten off topic.
    Wouldn't that be more like 11 years?

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    Still old in PC years. It will be almost 15 years at end of support. Point is still valid IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    Is a university really very similar to (other) enterprise environments though? I don't think so; different users and different uses.

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    Not so much difference when it comes to licensing and security issues. If you read the article, those are the things that caught my attention. IPads are great devices, but they are consumer devices. I really don't want them holding our data. I want something secure and that integrates well with our current network.
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