Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet interface a risk - Gartner

Tuesday 25 September 2012 | 09:52 CET | News
Microsoft is taking a big gamble over the next few months with Windows and Office, the two products responsible for most of its revenue and profit, in order to stay relevant in a world where mobile devices are the norm, according to Gartner. Microsoft is addressing the excitement of the tablet market by adding a tablet interface to Windows 8, which poses a risk for Microsoft as organisations like to reduce technology risk by deploying mature, stable, well-supported products. In addition, the new "Metro-style" UI, which includes large buttons for touch and eliminates the ability to boot to the

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