Tablet Wars Part III: Google, Apple and Microsoft Fight New Battles
Author: Jim Lundy
Date: November 7, 2013
Research Note Number: 2013-43
Issue: Who are the mobile providers and how will they evolve?
Summary: Microsoft, Apple and a bevy of other vendors recently launched new tablets in a bid to grab control of the newest form factor in mobile computing. While the focus is on new features, the mobile ecosystem is still the most important factor for the enterprise when it comes to mobile decisions.
The need to manage these devices, the apps that run on them
and the content they display is greater than ever. How
enterprises design and implement the mobile ecosystems that
support their mobile workers is key to maintaining this control.
The mobile ecosystem providers have taken steps to improve the
manageability as well as the performance of their products, and
the best of them can now hold their own as full-service enterprise
productivity platforms. Here we look at how the top three are