Keeping up with the times was never easy and that is certainly the case when it comes to technology. For companies in the business fortunes come and go, some become immensely rich and powerful and dominates the market only to find that they have missed a crucial change in user demands and find themselves on the backfoot.
Twenty years ago Microsoft faced anti-trust violation in the USA and the US government threatened them with
Ah, you say, why on earth start talking about the next version of Windows, we are still using Windows XP?
Really, but XP was launched about 12 years ago and is destined for the scrapheap in short order, and since then we have had Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8 plus Windows RT and Windows Pro, the last two for the newer devices like smartphones and tablets.
When I asked my son, who is an avid Apple fan, what he thought of Microsoft’s killer application, the new Window 8 operating system, he went very quiet and then pointed out that his opinion of Microsoft’s OS software till now had been less than enthusiastic [nightmarish, actually] and felt that both Google and Apple had scored home runs to the detriment of Microsoft.
“Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a metered service over a network (typically the Internet).”
Urging boomers to engage and reap the digital flow. A personal perspective.
Strange as it may sound after all the hype we have been exposed to with the recent launch of the latest iteration of Apple’s iPad tablet, the US based Boston Consulting Group has completed a study to see which was the preferred operating system for tablets, and surprise, surprise it is Windows8 that holds sway.
The iOS operating system used by Apple comes second and followed a fair way down the list of the other systems available on tablet from various manufacturers.
To check on the reliability of the findings it is noted that a poll conducted earlier this year by Forrester also revealed a preference for Microsoft Windows as an operating system on a tablet. As Windows8 is close to hitting the market the tablet market better be prepared for an interesting shift.