Heterogenous Systems Management

Increasingly, PC makers are experimenting with Android, given that Microsoft’s Windows 8 devices have struggled to attract consumers, according to analysts. Google promotes Android as a free and open operating system, and many tech companies are already relying on the OS to build their smartphone and tablet products.

PC makers will come out with more Android devices, "But the question is what is it going to look like?" said Bryan Ma, an analyst with IDC. "Most of the good Android apps aren’t really for the larger screens."

HP shows off 21-inch all-in-one desktop installed with Android

Despite where I work, I don’t pay super attention to this space. However, the above does provoke the point: between Chrome, iOS, Android, OS X, and Windows, if you lump them all together, you’ve got mass fragmentation on the "desktop" area. Throw in all the public cloud archipelagos, along with "traditional IT," and It’s heterogenous systems management all the way down!

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