Jul 14, 2016 11:19 AM EDT
Surface PC 2017 Update: Microsoft Partners With IBM To Create Tailored Specs & Apps For Enterprises; To Offer Customized Surface Hardware? [VIDEO]
Microsoft is partnering with IBM, arguably the world's largest software maker, to transcribe applications specially for Surface devices. This move also equates the Surface PC 2017 customization to meet the needs of financial, retail and consumer goods companies and organizations.
Surface PC 2017's future is significant to this deal as it needs to be more attractive to enterprises. By the second half of 2016, IDC expects enterprise PC upgrades to catch up and other Surface devices with tailored software may be impressive to companies, PC World wrote.
Microsoft devices like Surface tablets have already been picked up by organizations like the Emirates Airline and National Football League. It is desirably one of the best Windows PCs available, however its success centers on consumers and buyers but unnoticed in enterprises.
IBM will essentially work the same way it did in 2014 with Apple's iPhones and iPads app developments, but now for Surface PC 2017. IBM's presence is expected to attract more enterprise software customers. And its custom software would do well from unique Surface features which will focus more on analytics, employee productivity, forecasting, management and reporting.
Meanwhile, further details about the deals were not released for publicity.
Additionally, it did not directly said that it would customize Surface PC 2017 hardware to meet the needs of enterprises. However, since it is courting their favor a possibility is considerable although Microsoft currently sells pre-configured Surface tablets, PC World added.
Microsoft-IBM partnerships is part of the Surface Enterprise Initiative which was launched in 2015 when it partnered with Dell.
Additionally, Microsoft also announced the Surface as a Service program, wherein Surface devices can be boxed with cloud services and paid for on a subscription basis allowing customers to pay in their comforts. Whereas the payment is broken down over the duration of a contract. This will allow users for faster hardware upgrades.
You may also watch this video on Microsoft's Surface PC 2017.
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