74 percent of IT Decision Makers say tablet usage leads to an increase in productivity in their organization.
Have you thought about the right tablet that will meet your work needs? View this infographic to see the key features of a work tablet:Continue reading "Infographic: ThinkPad Tablet 2 vs Apple iPad"
Originally Posted by Aaron Goldberg, Tablets at Work Blog
When we start to talk about using tablets in an enterprise, one of the first things that must be understood is that the tablets we all know and love are not industrial-strength designs focused on the needs of a commercial organization. Rather, these are consumer-first products that have real limitations when it comes to using them for business. And this isn’t just a hardware discussion, although there are some key hardware differences.
1. Operating System
The first large difference that has to be addressed is the operating system. And the operating system is dramatically impacted depending on what the tablet is used for. Consumer tablets are for browsing, running little apps, games, and generally “light-weight” work.Continue reading "The 3 Key Differences Between a Consumer and Industrial-Strength Tablet"
Originally Posted by Kristin Bent, CRN
Apple, Lenovo Face Off
There’s no doubt that the iPad has taken the tablet market by storm. Its sprawling collection of apps and eye-catching display have made it the clear-cut winner in the consumer market. And with the bring-your-own-device trend picking up the pace, Apple’s flagship tablet has been inching its way into the hearts of enterprise users, as well.
But, there’s a new tablet in town that may just have what it takes to de-throne the almighty iPad: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2. Running Windows 8 and sporting a long list of security features sure to make IT teams smile, Lenovo’s latest gadget could rise to become the ultimate business-ready tablet.Continue reading "Enterprise War: iPad vs. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2"
Originally Posted by William Hong, Lenovo Blogs
Most of us only fuel our cars approximately once per week. When can we expect to get the same mileage from our laptops? Imagine charging your laptop once on a Sunday, and having it last a 40-hour work week without ever needing more juice. With ever more efficient hardware and processors, we can see that sort of performance on the horizon. So when exactly will it happen?Continue reading "Infographic: When Will Batteries Last the Work Week?"
“If the MacBook Air is a porcelain doll, the X1 Carbon
is a G.I. Joe strapped with Kevlar.” – Gizmodo
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Check out the infographic below to see how the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and MacBook Air stack up against each other.
Which is better? You decide.Continue reading "Infographic: ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Apple MacBook Air"
Originally posted by Gavin O’Hara, Lenovo Blogs
Prep the smoke machines. ThinkPad X1 Carbon—impossibly tough, improbably thin and injected with pure rock-and-roll swagger—has landed.
Here’s what you need to know–we present three numbers that matter in the world of Carbon.Continue reading "ThinkPad X1 Carbon: 3 Numbers That Matter"
At more and more organizations, mobility is driving the need for desktop virtualization. This is largely due to what Linda Tucci, senior news writer at TechTarget, describes as “the growing appetite for using smartphones and tablets to access desktops remotely—even if only in a pinch and only for limited use.”
In “CIOs Sell Enterprise Desktop Virtualization with Mobility,” Tucci quotes David Johnson, senior analyst at Forrester Research: “‘I can’t quantify it, but there is a link…Mobility is a tipping-point issue for desktop virtualization.’”Continue reading "Think “Tiny” Not “Thin” – Mobility Is Driving Desktop Virtualization"
Originally Posted by Lane Jesseph, Tablets at Work Blog
When modern workers move from smartphone to desk phone to IM to email to conferencing—and from desktop to laptop to tablet and back to smartphone again—the conversation can get a bit muddled. But since each medium offers unique capabilities and strengths, none is likely to disappear in the short term. And the BYOD trend—whether contained, discouraged, or cultivated in your organization—surely adds more complexity.
That’s why more enterprises are pursuing unified communication strategies and solutions—ones that can help today’s mobile workers take advantage of all the communication tools available so conversations are enhanced, not fragmented.
Microsoft Lync is one such solution drawing increasing attention from enterprises determined to leverage diverse communication types, not restrict them. Why is this relevant now?Continue reading "Bringing It All Together with Microsoft Lync"
With more enterprises developing policies around mobile device usage, the role of the cloud is a hot topic. And why not? Any number of trends, issues and mandates suggest that its role will be significant—as in:Continue reading "Mobile Devices: Where Would They Be Without the Cloud?"
Windows 8 promises to be a departure, in many ways, from the much-loved Windows 7 operating system. There’s wide (though certainly not universal) agreement that consumers will embrace it, for its touch-optimized Metro interface, if nothing else.
There’s much more that’s different in Windows 8, but not every new feature or capability will get pulses racing among enterprise IT professionals. There is, however, more than enough to warrant seriously considering moving your enterprise to Windows 8 sooner rather than later. Here are a few of the most interesting updates:Continue reading "Windows 8 vs. Windows 7: Changes You Might Believe In"