As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
Dell Wyse Cloud Connect is a cloud-access device on a USB stick. Road warriors need only use one of these devices combined with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to access cloud-based applications. Dell claims this is a first but not really.
Citrix is merging its Branch Repeater, which delivers PC applications to virtual desktops with CloudBridge, which connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and data centers.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates believes that iPad users are "frustrated". His solution to this frustration is Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro tablets, which come with a keyboard, and more importantly, the Office suite of applications.
I wasn't expecting to like it, but in the end I loved it. The Chromebook could be the perfect post-PC device that has a keyboard.
Throw away the kickstand, keyboard and trackpad, and Microsoft's Surface is like every other ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC we've seen. When I do my end-of-year "tech flops" round-up, I fully expect Surface tablets to make the list.
Stepping into tablets and going up against Apple's iPad, Microsoft has introduced a pair of tablets with combined cover and keyboard as it aims for a 'new kind of PC'
Apple releases patch Thursday to curb Flashback malware, but one analyst says platform likely to come under "deep scrutiny" by cybercriminals and this could lead to more attacks in future.
One way IT can hasten their responsiveness to business requirements is in their ability to deliver applications to PC faster, better and cheaper.
Companies have developed and deployed thousands of applications designed for Windows. What do they do now that staff and customers are using Smartphones and Tablets and expect the same applications will be available. Gizmox thinks that it has the answer.
Bringing together a smart thin-client and a mainframe-based, highly secure, well managed, virtualized industry standard system environment is the goal of this consortium. Customers needing military grade security while deploying popular PC applications ought to take notice.
With many commercial antivirus providers facing a shrinking market share as free software gain in popularity, observers advise that they will need to focus on marketing their level of protection and support.
PC peripheral and accesory maker Logitech has launched its first enterprise-focused product as it looks to capitalise on the growth of the unified comms market.Alan Smith, group business manager of emerging markets at Logitech, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that the company is combating sluggish growth in the webcam and keyboard peripherals market by launching a new range of products aimed at enterprises, as well as small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).
Once you try out the improved mouse and keyboard controls in the Consumer Preview you may find you don't dislike the Metro interface at all. Take a look at the average consumer PC and the desktop is covered side to side, top to bottom with shortcuts to applications and documents; Metro tidies that up, makes it as wide a screen as you want and adds live tiles for glanceable information like weather reports and calendar information - just what desktop gadgets always promised.
Enterprise users, particularly mobile workers, will appreciate ultrabooks' portability, connectivity and functionality, but high price could dampen demand, analysts say.
Pundits are willing to declare the PC on the way out, and the tablet taking over. Convincing the majority of the marketplace to lose the keyboard may be a lot harder than folks realize.
Enterprise app stores are quickly creating productivity and speed-to-value benefits for PC users and IT departments alike as they grapple with the new models around consumerization of IT. The author of a recent Ovum white paper on why app stores says they are increasingly important for enterprises as they consider ways to better track, manage, and distribute all of their applications.
Disallowing admin rights of employees' endpoint devices not realistic solution to preventing malware threats in today's self-service IT business climate, observers say.
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