Despite the inherent flexibility of their design, tablet PCs have failed to gain significant traction. Still, this platform presents some compelling benefits for a range of specifically targeted business and usage scenarios. Hardware price reductions and increased availability will combine with direct integration into Microsoft Windows Vista to further drive acceptance of tablet-based platforms.
Implementing tablet PCs into existing client-side mobile infrastructure is a more involved process than simply deploying the hardware. This research note will focus on the following key components of a successful tablet PC implementation:
- Deployment and training.
- Application development.
- End-user support.
By adapting existing deployment, development, and support processes to support tablet PCs, the enterprise optimizes the potential for successfully deriving value from them.