10 Things to Consider about Windows 8

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-31-2012
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Apps With ARM-Based Windows RT
Want to run corporate apps on a Surface running Windows RT? Think again. The operating system is designed to run on ARM-based chips, but legacy apps are not, so the apps won’t run on those devices.

With Windows 8 now on store shelves, CIOs are forced to consider the impact the operating system might have on their operations. For months now, we’ve been hearing all about Windows 8 and why Microsoft believes  it will be a winner for corporate users. So far, that hasn’t been proven, despite Microsoft’s best efforts. From preview builds to blog posts on its Website that are designed to make CIOs understand the value of its operating system, Microsoft has tried to make its case. For CIOs, however, there are still too many question marks associated with Windows 8 to make it an ideal option right now. Plus, there are some features that should worry IT decision-makers. Microsoft’s operating system isn’t proving right now that it’s ideal for the corporate world. Until it can make that case and prove to CIOs that their employees will be happy with what’s delivered, there will be trouble for Microsoft and its adoption rates in the corporate world. Flip through the following slides to find out about the Windows 8 features that should concern CIOs.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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