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April 2013, Volume 2, Number 4

Mobility won't kill the Microsoft Windows operating system

Despite mobile computing’s explosive growth and valuable benefits, the Microsoft Windows operating system will be an enterprise mainstay for the foreseeable future. Microsoft will support Windows 7, the leading desktop OS by market share, until at least 2020, meaning organizations have no pressing need to migrate. Plus, most employees use mobile devices in addition to their PCs, not instead of them. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DESKTOP Part 1: Employee mobility: A leap of faith for IT admins Part 2: Mobility won't kill the Microsoft Windows operating system Part 3: Consequences of consumerization on back-end infrastructure Part 4: Microsoft, PC manufacturers share the blame for the desktop downturn “Tablets are being used as companions,” said Aaron Freimark, chief technology officer at Tekserve, a New York-based Apple reseller. Workers may also hold on to the PC because mobility represents such a new way of doing things. Benjamin Robbins, co-founder at Seattle-based mobile consultancy Palador, said his transition to a mobile-only ...

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