A Windows For Your Business Blog post explains, “Microsoft recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to take a deeper look at customers deploying IE9 and reported a potential risk-adjusted savings over $3.3 million based on a composite organization with 60,000 employees using IE9 over IE8 within just three years.”
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All of that is great, but what IT managers and administrators really want to know before embarking on a massive operating system refresh project is “how does it work in real life for an organization like mine?”
CXOToday(dot)com interviewed Madhusudhan Mendu, GM-IT Initiatives for Wipro, to learn more about his experience with deploying Windows 7 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 in his organization.
Mendu says “In the last two years we have made it a standard to install a minimum of 1GB RAM in all the computers. We found that Windows 7 works fine with 1GB RAM. Therefore we do not see an issue in rolling out Windows 7 in our organization.”
Read the whole interview to find out more about how Windows 7 and Exchange 2010 are working for Wipro.
Looks bad-ass. Sign me up.
But, alas, Microsoft did not take advantage of the premier gadget event of the year–the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show–to unveil the coveted device. All Ballmer showed us was a semi-functional tablet PC from HP running Windows 7.
Fast-forward a couple weeks, and now Apple has revealed its much rumored, hyped, and speculated tablet PC dubbed the “iPad”. The iPad, despite all attempts by Steve Jobs to paint it differently, is essentially a very large iPod Touch. However, despite myself I still think it looks cool and I can think of some reasons I might be willing to part with $500 to get one.
That said, there are still a variety of reasons that a Microsoft tablet PC like the mythic Courier, or even the tablet PC’s running Windows 7 from the likes of HP or Lenovo, will make much better business tools than the iPad.
That said, there are also some good reasons that the iPad could be uniquely qualified as a business tool. And, for the millions of iPhone and iPod Touch users, the iPad provides a consistent, familiar experience–not unlike that which Microsoft customers could enjoy across different platforms if Microsoft ever releases Windows Mobile 7.
If you can’t be with the one you love (Courier), love the one you’re with (iPad).]]>