Android Gaming and the BYOD Revolution

Posted May 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

So yeah, I’m trying to win a tablet like everyone else, but with more and more iPads and tablets like the Prime showing up in the workplace these days, I was wondering if mobile gaming will help perpetuate a world where we no longer need laptops/desktops at work but lean on things like VDI for business applications and blur the line between work and fun when you can just plug the thing up to an HDTV for some gaming on the console scale I.E the cloud becomes where we both work and play (see OnLive). I hate to say it, but Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and these developers that have so fondly entertained me since childhood should be concerned about these sort of things if they aren’t already…

  • ralphwiggum1

    Many business already use thin-clients and use server-based virtualized desktops (such as VMWare or Citrix). This keeps maintenance costs down on systems as the thin clients don’t need to be fully-imaged with Windows, etc, but just connect to the virtualized desktop. A tablet is a great thin-client since it can be used outside of connecting to a virtualized desktop and offers other forms of input (mainly touch).

    BYOD for corporate would be good if a person has their own device and can be centrally managed (some may not want to do that with their own device) but also having the typical thin-clients for those who don’t want to splurge on these devices, or tie their personal devices to work, should also be an option.

  • aholland1

    Good stuff, thanks for the insight! The next few years should be telling indeed…