AppSense Says Windows Desktop Alive and Well in the Post-PC Era
Those who follow me are familiar with my affinity with Brian Madden’s take on the future of windows desktop. Specifically, that after the nuclear holocaust we will be left with cockroaches, Twinkies and Windows applications. TheTwinkie isn’t doing so well but Windows applications are still a critical line-of-business in the enterprise. Sure, SaaS has replaced some on-premise, traditionally-installed Windows applications, but many still remain.
Why Windows Applications Are So Sticky…
In-house Development: Many organizations have proprietary windows applications or customized applications in their environments that are developed using a wide variety of new and old languages and development platforms (Delphi, pre-.NET Visual Basic, Borland, MFC, etc.) Some of these are still supported and some are not. More commonly, the people who developed those applications have gone, and the skills to manage the applications have gone with them. However, the old application is still in use and critical to the business, so compatibility fixes and workarounds keep it alive. This is one major reason many enterprises are stuck on Windows XP.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Alive and Well: the Windows Desktop in the Post-PC Era- AppSense Blog