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Will enterprises buy into the new Windows vision?

  1. #11


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    Other than a handful of companies that have an absolute need to have a fully functioning version of windows on a tablet, and those are damned few, most enterprise will avoid anything higher than 7, at least until ms drops the metro nonsense. This otta be obviouis to most folk, even the diehard fans.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Other than a handful of companies that have an absolute need to have a fully functioning version of windows on a tablet, and those are damned few, most enterprise will avoid anything higher than 7, at least until ms drops the metro nonsense. This otta be obviouis to most folk, even the diehard fans.
    Metro apps will make no difference to Enterprise. If they don't want Store/Metro apps on end users machines, they will just remove them before deployment when creating the OS image. I doubt they'll even remove them manually, they'll just use PowerShell.

    That's not to say they won't use it as an excuse to negotiate on price though.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Yes, but it will take about 7 to 10 years. It's the same reasoning with the iphone, not many in the enterprise thought it was even to be used over a blackberry, but since the whole consumer space picked it up and has demonstrated it is a proven technology, it is being used in the enterprise along with the ipad primarily for ios.

    The enterprise isn't quite to change things like that until it's proven. Time will show.
    With BlackBerry, they were very well liked by IT because they could be controlled, remotely wiped, etc. It was a real shock when iPhones made inroads into enterprise because their was no control over the device. I'm still shocked that enterprises were as willing to go with consumer grade technology, but it was what people wanted and desired..plain and simple. So we have given what we valued as #1 to allow people to be happy.
    People are happy with the iphone, BECAUSE it is a proven and developed product. If it were the inverse and people used Blackberries, the same would happen.

    It's just like with Windows, people have Windows at work and Windows at home and they're content with that. If an enterprise switched Windows to say, Ubuntu, that wouldn't make people too happy. For a while at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    And that is the reason that Lenovo is doing well in the desktop market right now while everyone else is failing. They allow us to have Windows 7 instead of forcing us to Windows 8. By this time next year, we will have purchased over 1,200 new machines, all with Windows 7 on it.
    There isn't one app in the Windows Store that will perform like the desktop version
    Don't blame Windows 8 for slumping PC sales - Apr. 17, 2013

    That's an opinion piece talking about the paradigm shift that's responsible for the slumps of PC sales. People like to blame windows 8 because they can put a face on it. But PC sales started decreasing back in 2010 and really took a nose dive between 2011 and 2012. Both of these periods were long before windows 8 came out.

    Regarding your last sentence. Again, you sound like there is no desktop in windows 8 that takes advantage of the millions of apps written for the desktop. Is there a reason why you think windows 8 doesn't have a desktop?
    This should be under and over stated.

    Since the ipad came out, PC sales started to peak and drop. Correlation? I think yes.

    And yet, even with this known, OEMs STILL think rehashing last year's models with Windows 8 will make PC sales skyrocket? Methinks obviously not.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Other than a handful of companies that have an absolute need to have a fully functioning version of windows on a tablet, and those are damned few, most enterprise will avoid anything higher than 7, at least until ms drops the metro nonsense. This otta be obviouis to most folk, even the diehard fans.
    Metro apps will make no difference to Enterprise. If they don't want Store/Metro apps on end users machines, they will just remove them before deployment when creating the OS image. I doubt they'll even remove them manually, they'll just use PowerShell.

    That's not to say they won't use it as an excuse to negotiate on price though.
    How is this different than disabling the games in Windows 7, Control Panel access, Task Manager, or enabling UAC controls?
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