Brian Berger, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Monday, March 4, 2013

The much-anticipated Surface Pro launch was met with widespread shortages, with reports of long lines of would-be buyers in Seattle and Bellevue. Within a matter of hours, the 128 GB version had sold out online.

If these shortages are an accurate reflection of the demand Microsoft was hoping for, it’s just a matter of time before the first Surface Pros (and their kin) start appearing in your organisation.

And if you’re the CIO, it’s not too soon to start thinking about the implications – from compliance to security and management.

So what’s the plan?

The first step is … relax. While the Surface Pro may feature the same intuitive features of tablets designed primarily for consumers, this isn’t a gussied up iPad look alike.