Businesses move very slowly, so most won't be shifting to Chromebooks or iPads overnight - and most won't be shifting to Windows 8 for some time either for the same reasons.
There are some businesses - those with a server based IT infrastructure and those employing info workers - which can make the change with little difficulty and make big savings in IT costs and improved user productivity though, as 1:1 Chromebook deployments in schools has shown. However this requires that the business is able to deploy local server based web based applications such as database, inventory control, accounts, CRM, document management, workflow management and project management systems rather than their desktop based counterparts, and also that any Windows desktops and applications that are required are deployed on local Windows terminal servers or virtualised Windows desktops running on local servers. This is not difficult to do, and will lead to higher user productivity in any business where connectivity and sharing and rapid access to information is beneficial.
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