Wait A Few Months Before Switching To Tablets – Irish Parliament Doesn’t Want To

A lot of organisations are interested in introducing tablets as information consuming devices or as laptop alternatives.  That’s understandable.  But if you know that Windows 8, an application platform that spans PC, tablet (pro and consumer), and phone, is on the way, why would you rush through an introduction now?

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Maybe we should ask the gombeen on the left (above) that question.  He’s Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland.  The Oireachtas (Irish parliament) has reportedly launched a tender to acquire tablets for every TD (member of parliament) to play work with.

Huh!  OK, I understand using tablets.  But why now.  Why not wait until September when the options will double with new Windows 8 devices.  Application development costs would be reduced with only 1 platform needing to be supported.  But that’s not how Irish politicians and civil service decision makers think.  No wonder Irish tax payers are being screwed over by the political and banking classes.

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1 Comment on Wait A Few Months Before Switching To Tablets – Irish Parliament Doesn’t Want To

  1. I agree with the “play” phrasing there 🙂 Unfortunately our parliament in Australia is similar and they’ve given iPads to all teachers in our state not long before a recent election…

    ING Direct are being smart about things in my opinion – see (link to IT News in Australia)
    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/308924,ing-direct-banks-on-windows-8.aspx?eid=1&edate=20120719&utm_source=20120719_AM&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter

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