IT departments are more likely to bring Windows 8 into the company as a tablet instead of upgrading all the company's PCs to the new operating system.
That's according to an informal poll of 700 IT execs taken by Fiberlink, which makes software for managing mobile devices.
In another survey of 175 small businesses by iYogi Insights, 29% had no tablet and are considering Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets rather than an iPad. Of those that already had an iPad, 38% said they are considering changing to Windows 8.
That's not to say that Windows 8 tablets will kick the iPad out of the office. It won't. But Windows 8 could win out when a company has a specific application it wants to create for a tablet. For instance, Rooms to Go, a furniture retailer with $1.3 billion in annual revenue, has developed a Windows 8 app to use as mobile sales tool by hundreds of salespeople who work on the floor of the company’s 190 showrooms, reports Steve Rosenbush, at the CIO Journal.
Here's a closer look at how 700 IT pros plans for buying Windows 8, according to Fiberlink.
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