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Microsoft Tablet PCs target health services

New Delhi, Dec. 22: Microsoft plans to use the Tablet PC to attract customers in the government, healthcare, education and financial services sector.

The Tablet PC represents the next generation of laptop computers and runs the Windows XP Tablet PC edition, allowing users to work with their laptops like traditional notebooks. The PC, currently sold in India by HP, Toshiba and Acer, is priced at about Rs 1 lakh.

The company has also joined hands with Intel—leading manufacturers of computer chips and processors—and Confederation of Indian Industry, to launch a “Business Productivity Conference,” where leading software solution providers will demonstrate real life applications.

The BPC is aimed at enabling organisations become more productive through integrated desktop solutions. The event is aimed at the decision maker audience and will showcase a range of solutions for the emerging desktop solutions space. The conference is the first of its kind in India and is expected to become an annual Microsoft event in future.

Leading solutions providers such as CMC, TCS, Financial Technologies and Pacsoft among others will showcase Tablet PC applications for various sectors. The applications from these companies leverage the latest handwriting recognition and digital ink technology.

Microsoft products are aimed to help its partners like the personal investment manager from TCS and SimpleRM, an electronic customer relation management solution developed by Trivium.

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