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Windows RT 8.1 in the Enterprise

Why Companion Devices?

Companion devices (such as Windows-based tablets, iPads, and Android devices) are becoming pervasive in work environments. People like these devices because they are lightweight, have long battery life, and bring improved user experiences with touch interfaces and “instant on” performance. While some can use these companion devices to meet all of their needs, in enterprise environments many use these in conjunction with existing work PCs. These devices are also enabling new categories of cloud-connected applications, while also providing the business productivity capabilities that organizations have come to expect from existing PC form factors.

Many organizations are choosing to embrace the “bring your own device” (BYOD) strategy that allows employees to bring employee-owned companion devices into a corporate environment. To make these devices most productive, your organization can take proactive steps to ensure that these devices are supported by your enterprise infrastructure.