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Guest View: Opening the touch experience for business

Peter Marrs | Dec. 6, 2013
The arrival of touch technology has revolutionised consumer device usage and looks set to do the same for enterprises

Understanding the Evolution

Touch functionality is one of the latest IT innovations in the spotlight. Designed to enable more flexible ways of working, it could be the ideal operating system to define and deliver true business-class productivity underpinned by device freedom, reliability and mobility.

New software, hardware and services, look set to provide 'best of both worlds' technology by providing enterprises with peace of mind around device and data security and manageability, while delivering productivity tools in desirable form factors to help meet the demands and expectations of an evolving workforce. Touch functionality represents a technology development and evolution that enterprises must engage with and understand before making any strategic technology decisions. Not just to assess if the new technology is right for them, but also vitally, to understand what has and continues to drive the demands and evolution of this technology.

Peter Marrs is Director, End User Computing, Dell Commercial Business, Asia Pacific and Japan. 

[1] Forrester Research World Tablet Adoption Forecast, 2012 to 2017 (Global)" forecast

[2] Ponemon Institute, 2013. Cost of Data Report [PDF] Available at: Accessed 01 August 2013

[3] IDC, Worldwide Security 2013 Top 10 Predictions, Doc#: 239424, February 2013


[4] Tablets in Large Enterprises: Dell Latitude 10 with Windows 8 vs. Apple IPAD, A Principled Technologies Test Report, Commissioned by Dell, Jan. 2013



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