CIO Considerations for Workstyle Transformation: Windows 8 in the Enterprise

CIO Considerations for Workstyle Transformation: Windows 8 in the Enterprise
Embracing a work style transformation strategy provides compelling opportunities for organizations. For example, they can explore innovative ways to conduct business with customers, which can potentially lead to improved customer experiences and increased revenue. Within an enterprise, work style transformation provides opportunities to attract and support a multi-generational workforce while improving productivity and mobility. Adopting such a strategy also provides ways to reduce cost and improve security by modernizing IT infrastructure and devices.
Organizations are increasingly using workstyle transformation strategies to create people-centric environments. These environments are designed to support diverse workstyles and enable scenarios such as working remotely from tablet devices, smartphones, and laptops. Key benefits of embracing workstyle transformation include adoption of natural user interaction technology (such as touch, gesture, and speech), improved business agility from adopting innovative ways of working, better employee morale, reduced costs, and improved security compliance.
This paper discusses some common business scenarios and how the new Windows 8 operating system supports and enhances these scenarios. Information regarding trends and motivations for the design of Windows 8 is also included.