Does Windows 8 Surface Pro's security credentials signal the decline of MDM?

Author: 
Joseph Souren
scmagazineuk.com -
March 25, 2013 -

According to Forrester's recently launched 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends report, the demand for Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is rife.

Based on interviews with more than 9,700 workers around the world, nearly a third (32 per cent) suggested that their preferred next tablet would be a Windows device, compared with just 26 per cent who would opt for an iPad.

There's clearly a desire among the workforce to get their hands on the Surface Pro. The much-anticipated launch was met with widespread shortages. If these shortages are an accurate reflection of the demand Microsoft was hoping for, it's just a matter of time before the first Surface Pros (and their kin) start appearing in an organisation near you.

Most significantly, the security capabilities in Windows 8 devices could significantly simplify matters for IT organisations that are considering ‘bring your own device' (BYOD) programmes.

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