What Insurers Need to Know About the Next Generation of Tablets

If, as Tom Petty sang, “The waiting is the hardest part,” then these are indeed tantalizing times for insurance IT execs and others charged with evaluating tablet device options for their workforces -- and, from an apps perspective, for their customers. In recent weeks, Google, Microsoft and Amazon all have revealed plans for new or updated tablets intended to challenge the dominance of Apple’s iPad. Reports that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad suggest that determining enterprise tablet strategies will be an increasing complex endeavor. Here are some insights and opinions that could help insurers figure out where to place their bets in the tablet wars.
July 13, 2012

3. Microsoft Gets the Enterprise

The Pro version of the Surface tablet is overwhelmingly the version that most folks I have discussed them with plan to buy. … Windows has a natural fit for the enterprise, and the Surface Pro could be the desired flavor for that purpose.

—James Kendrick, contributor, ZDNet US, on reactions to Microsoft’s unveiling of Surface tablets running Windows 8.

Source: ZDNet

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