Windows 7 for iPad, Android, Tablets; Friend or Foe?
Let’s just be honest with ourselves! It’s a nice idea but Windows 7 on an iPad, Android or other Tablet is just not pleasant. It works, but is it really practical or functional?
You will find the Windows Start button is hard to hit, trying to select an application will inevitably result in hitting the wrong one with chubby fingers. Attempting to adjust the margin rulers at the sides of my Word Document is simple on a PC; attempt a similar task on a tablet and it is likely that open heart surgery will pose you less challenges.
Most sane people will only ever attempt to write any sort of lengthy report on a tablet device once. After that they use it for what it was intended a convenient light and fast viewer of media and information.
Windows 7 was simply not designed to work on tablets or smart phones unlike Apple IOS or Android. Windows 8 looks promising but we are where we are. Applications therefore are the key for a successful Bring Your Own Device project.
What application do your users actually want to get on their devices that will ensure they and the business, derive benefit from the exercise. An architect or engineer for example may derive benefit onsite working through drawings via a CAD viewer app. A surgeon would certainly find it useful to have scans and x-rays conveniently and quickly available on his rounds of a ward.
If it is just email your business users require, then deliver just email through an appropriate mail client, perhaps with the ability to view and make minor edits to documents as required. Ergo’s Virtual Client Services (VCS) does just this; we analyse your business user requirements and demonstrate where the technology can deliver value delivering the applications your business users require in a safe, secure, controlled and efficient manner.