April 23, 2012

Playing the Wrong Hand With Windows 8

Scot Finnie, Computerworld

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Here's why that should matter to Microsoft. Tablets are selling like hotcakes, right? Yes, but when you compare the tablet market and the PC market, the latter is quite a bit larger. Forrester says that two-thirds of the smartphones, tablets and PCs used in business are running some form of Windows. The vast majority of those are PCs. Although Forrester expects that figure to drop to 50% by 2016 as iOS and Android continue to rise, Microsoft can't afford to abandon its huge installed base of Windows PCs in its zeal to play catch-up on mobile.

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