Windows-Based Tablets Will Be Here Soon
Also revealed at its Worldwide Partner Conference was the news that several Microsoft Windows-based tablets -- made for consumers and enterprise customers alike -- will be released in the coming months. There is a real business benefit for CIOs in the potential for Windows-based tablets in the enterprise. With the exception of the Cisco Cius, the other so-called "media" tablets -- such as iPad and future Android-based devices -- in no way target corporate customers. Several Windows-based tablets will. And, since they will run Windows 7, it will (in theory anyway) lend them to smooth integration with Microsoft applications in use in your organization. With many pundits touting these lightweight tablets as the future of the mobile enterprise, CIOs can expect to find something to like in the Microsoft lineup.