IT execs hopeful for Windows 8 tablets
Months before the software is expected to hit shelves, IT executives at the Computerworld Premier 100 conference are anxiously awaiting the release of Microsoft's upcoming Windows® 8 operating system.
Windows 8 has the unique ability to run on both traditional desktop and laptop PCs as well as tablet computers. Since its announcement in late 2011, there has been a great deal of noise surrounding the software and its newly introduced Metro style, which represents a drastic change from the Windows interface that people are familiar with.
Many industry observers have wondered whether Microsoft® waited too long to get into the tablet game. As technology news provider and event host Computerworld reports, however, Windows 8 is stirring some excitement in the business world -- an area in which Microsoft has traditionally thrived.
Windows 8's compatibility with the software already running on the computers at most workplaces will attract many IT executives. One conference attendee said businesses are likely to adopt Windows 8 tablets even if consumers do not, Computerworld reports.
Microsoft's success in the tablet market is still to be determined. The software giant has struggled in the mobile space to date, but it is evident that there is some enthusiasm surrounding Windows 8, and the anticipation in enterprise settings could prove advantageous.