Windows 8 will most likely go live at the end of 2012, but holding to our policy, we don't expect our clients to start adopting the new OS until 2013 (we typically wait until SP 1 is released). That said, this is the first Windows OS since 95 that I'm actually excited about. We've been testing for a couple of months, and while it will be a steep learning curve for most, the payoff is well worth it.
Link above offers some details about Dell's plans for Windows 8 (heavy emphasis), but it's really for the video at the end of the article. Great sampling of what's to come.
So, are you excited about Windows 8?
You knew this was just a matter of time. Can't exactly say I blame them or could argue with the move. Bad business to keep these plans around, especially with the exponential growth of data use.
Cloud is a corporate strategy, not a tactical solution The Cloud is a not a panacea where you abdicate responsibility for your environment/infrastructure. It's a tool that will allow your firm to more efficiently utilize IT/data/etc. That's why the article above is a must-read -- it's demonstrates the somewhat arduous details that still remain in your sphere of control when you're in the Cloud. It should be required preliminary reading. Well done, Mr. Thiele. SCOR