McManus, Vice President of Channel Sales at Fujitsu America, Recognized as a 2012 Channel Chief by CRN for 4th Consecutive Year

Sunnyvale, CALIF., Feb. 21, 2012 Fujitsu today announced that Matt McManus, vice president of channel sales at Fujitsu America, has been named one of CRN’s 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales. Continue reading McManus, Vice President of Channel Sales at Fujitsu America, Recognized as a 2012 Channel Chief by CRN for 4th Consecutive Year

US school rolls out over 2,000 Fujitsu Stylistic tablets

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Charlottesville City Schools, Virginia are completing the roll-out of over 2,000 Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablets. Every student in grades six through twelve will be using the Windows-based tablet with the goal of incorporating videoconferencing, electronic textbooks and multimedia resources into the curricula. The Stylistic Q550 tablet, running Windows 7, features a 10.1-inch wide XGA LED backlit anti-glare display for indoor and outdoor use. The Stylistic Q550 tablet is MIL-STD-810G tested, meeting nine of the military standard tests for various demanding environmental conditions including transit drop, dust, functional shock and high temperature. The Stylistic Q550 display supports both digital pen input and capacitive touch, allowing students to input using a pen or finger. Built-in handwriting recognition software converts input into text. When the pen is not in use, the tablet automatically re-adjusts to a touch interface. The tablet form factor fosters learning and teaching environment encouraging creativity, problem solving and collaboration among students while enhancing assessment for teachers and giving them a tool that accommodates all learning styles. The purchase of the Stylistic Q550 tablet was made possible by the Charlottesville City School’s BLAST (Blended Learning to Advance Student Thinking) initiative.

Virginia schools to receive more than 2,000 Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablets

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Fujitsu has today revealed that Charlottesville City Schools, a government branch responsible for nine schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, is completing the rollout of over 2,000 Stylistic Q550 tablets to local teachers and students.

The Japanese electronics manufacturer says that every student in grades six through to 12 will be using the Windows 7 tablet for accessing digital textbooks and even videoconferencing.

“We scanned the ocean of options — iPad, Droid, HP, Windows, Apple, even thin client,” said Dean Jadlowski, director of technology at Charlottesville City Schools. “Initially we were excited by the iPad, but the integrity of the glass and limited ability to manage security were an issue. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablet has the durability required to survive in a backpack, offers a fully functioning Windows operating system essential for state standardized online testing, and allows us to use enterprise tools to maintain security and permissions.”

 

Charlottesville City Schools Roll Out Over 2,000 Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Tablets

STYLISTIC Q550 tablets make the grade in the classroom and the backpack

Sunnyvale, CALIF. Feb. 15, 2012Fujitsu (http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com) today announced that Charlottesville City Schools (Charlottesville, Virginia) are completing the rollout of over 2,000 Fujitsu STYLISTIC(R) Q550 tablets, the cornerstone of its digital education initiative. Every student in grades six through 12 will be using the 1.7-pound Windows(R)-based tablet with the district goal of incorporating videoconferencing, electronic textbooks and multimedia resources into the curricula.

“We scanned the ocean of options — iPad, Droid, HP, Windows, Apple, even thin client,” said Dean Jadlowski, Director of Technology, Charlottesville City Schools. “Initially we were excited by the iPad, but the integrity of the glass and limited ability to manage security were an issue. The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 tablet has the durability required to survive in a backpack, offers a fully functioning Windows operating system essential for state standardized online testing, and allows us to use enterprise tools to maintain security and permissions.” Continue reading Charlottesville City Schools Roll Out Over 2,000 Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Tablets

Windows 8 Tablets: Still Hiding

Article via PC World

Little was heard or seen of Windows 8 tablets at CES; where were they, and what’s to come?

Considering that 2012 will be the year of Microsoft’s dramatic upgrade to Windows 8, one might have thought the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show last week would be filled with prospective hardware platforms for the new Windows operating system. it might have seemed logical to expect that to hear lots about tablets with Windows 8. But news on that front was surprisingly…quiet.

While CEO Steve Ballmer talked Windows 8 at his keynote and showed a Qualcomm prototype tablet running Windows 8, Intel’s Paul Otellini briefly showed a and Lenovo unveiled its innovative IdeaPad Yoga, a Windows 8-primed convertible notebook whose screen can twist around to turn into a tablet, little chatter was heard on the Windows tablet front.

City officials tout value in cost of tablets for students

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Though Charlottesville City Schools administrators have high hopes for the education innovations the BLAST initiative is intended to bring, officials say they won’t have to break the bank to give a tablet computer to every student in grades six and up.

“It was a big shift philosophically about how we’re approaching content, but it was not a big shift in terms of the overall budget,” said CCS Director of Finance Ed Gillaspie.

The division plans to spend a little more than $950,000 this year to get the program off the ground, and approximately $493,000 per year over the next three years, according to the contract the division signed with a California-based technology provider.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate

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An Editors Choice Tablet PC is a Tablet that offers not just bells and whistles, but a great combination features that people need and use on a regular basis, good value and a machine that offers uses an exceptional computing experience right out of the box.  The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet is all of that and more.

To begin with the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 is not not a “companion device” like the iPad2, it is full featured computer running Windows 7 Professional operating system, which means that users can install and run all of their current Windows programs on it.  

For the record, I do not have anything against the Apple OS or Android, however I find that for myself as well as for the the average user if you can only afford or only want to carry one computer around with you, a Tablet running the Windows OS gives you the most flexibility and by far the best productivity. 

Army Leaders Test First CAC-Enabled, Mobile Tablet Computer This Month

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The Army is continuing its foray into mobile computing with the test of a Fujitsu-made tablet device distributed to senior service leaders for a 30-day trial that could lead to purchases, an Army spokeswoman said.

The Fujitsu Q550 tablet runs an “Ar my Gold Master” version of Windows 7 and has an embedded Common Access Card reader, service spokeswoman Margaret McBride told Inside the Army in a Sept. 8 email.

Additionally, the tablet has finger-swipe technology, allowing a user to gain access to the system or levels of the system with a simple swipe of a finger on the back of the tablet, Paul Moore, Fujitsu’s mobile product management senior director, said in a Sept. 8 interview. Continue reading Army Leaders Test First CAC-Enabled, Mobile Tablet Computer This Month

Review: Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet

CRN examines Fujitsu’s Windows 7-based tablet PC. Video review courtesy of  CRN.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 10″ Windows 7 Tablet Video Review

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We actually like Windows tablets and see plenty of real world reasons to use one. From graphics arts to vertical market use, to just plain old liking the comfort of a slate tablet while needing the power of the Windows ecosystem, the have their place. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 joins the ranks of the HP Slate 500, Acer Iconia W500 and the larger and faster Asus Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 tablets, but it’s geared more toward vertical and business use.