Enterprises Struggling to Adopt Windows RT

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Bangalore: Enterprises are keener on embracing Intel-based Windows 8 devices, rather than the lighter-weight Windows RT devices running on ARM processors.

Analysts think that the reason for this turnover may be of the fact that Windows RT runs only on ARM tablets with 32-bit processors.

At a press event in London earlier this week, most of the investors gave a big nod when they were asked about investing on Windows RT.

"I don't think we'll see BT buy many RT devices," said Peter Scott, consultant at BT. "Obviously we'll see them appear in the BYOD (bring your own device) space."

Edwin MacGillavry, deputy director of the Bureau for Criminal Law Studies at the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, exclaimed that the company is not willing to use Windows RT as the service is pretty low on security options. And DPPS will stick onto Intel X86 machines.

Meanwhile, Vincent Nicola Santacroce, head of research and development at Poste Italiane, said that the association is still considering the services from Windows RT, but that it "doesn't want to move to something that looks like an iPad with all the limitations of that".

With an array of support offered across Office components such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote, analysts and researchers still believe that Windows RT does have a role in the enterprise platform.

Along with that ARM also has announced their plans to alter the Windows OS to work on processors based on ARM's 64-bit architecture. This would clearly change the landscape of Windows RT which would expand the memory capacity within tablets and PCs.


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