Gartner is finding big dollars are being spent on Tablet PCs
I.T. dollars are being aimed at all technology sectors, including hardware, software, networking, telecom, I.T. services, outsourced services and internal staffing, Gartner found. But some subcategories received more monetary attention than others, such as desktop computers, notebooks and tablet PCs — the latter of which scored a whopping 122 as a separate item on Gartner’s TDI in January.
Gartner sees growth opportunities for application development and integration solutions, as well as security applications. “[They] will grow significantly faster than for all other software categories,” Hankin predicts.
Tablet PCs helped Team Penske finish first and second at last weeks IRL
“Sharing data between the two or three DGR pits also used to be a slow manual process. The engineers tried to talk on the cell phones — which was difficult because of the noise of the track — or they wrote messages on paper and had them hand-carried to the other pit.”
The solution? Wireless tablet PC communication with handwriting recognition capability.
Microsoft developed a custom Windows XP Tablet PC application. Syntel is a global provider of custom outsourcing solutions. The two worked together to develop the capability for the engineers to write on Tablet PCs, have the hand-writing converted to text for direct entry (by wireless communication) into the team data systems, and send the notes to other team members instantly for their use.