Gannett, one of the giants of digital media, constantly adopts the best of the latest technologies to help maintain its competitive advantage. Currently, Gannett is piloting the use of Windows 7 slates, which are Windows 7 PCs in the form of tablets. The slates give employees the ability to use their current business productivity and line-of-business applications in new settings and ways. And because the slates run the full Windows 7 operating system, IT can manage them with the same tools, systems, and expertise that it currently uses to manage other Windows-based computers. Gannett sees evidence of greater productivity, more effective sales meetings, and cost-effective IT management.