iPad running Windows 7
Laptops and netbooks are so 2009!
I have been carrying my iPad all over North America as my primary mobile device for a few months now. We like to beat the hell out of new technologies when they come out; testing the limits of their functionality as business tools. Nothing beats experience when people start asking for advice.
When we were planning the move to our new building, one thing that needed improvement was our media management. In our little old Bonhill office we had 7 screens on the walls; displaying technical metrics, PowerPoint slides, training videos, and always one or two displaying the CP24 news channel … and each one was attached to its own desktop. It worked pretty well – we could control each of them remotely, but centralized or coordinated displays were cumbersome or just plain impossible in some cases. We knew that the new Goreway facility was going to have many (many) more screens on the walls and we wanted the ability to centralize control, split feeds and coordinate displays throughout the building. But how?
If a discussion of your aging Desktop OS hasn’t started in your organization yet, it should. If your desktops are running happily on Windows XP, you’d better start considering the upgrade to Windows 7 … however uncomfortable thoughts of migrating might be. The reality is this: Microsoft has announced that the end of Extended Support for XP is April 8, 2014.
That’s just under 4 years away … You might be wondering “what’s the hurry?”