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Last week's launch of Microsoft’s Surface product is a good thing for tablet veteran Fujitsu, even if it only shows the battle is actually between Android and iOS. The Japanese vendor, in its various European incarnations as International Computers Limited and Fujitsu-Siemens, has often been a lonely voice pushing tablet-like …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Was there a story in there somewhere?

    1. Arctic fox

      Re:"Was there a story in there somewhere?"

      A CEO saying something sensible in public?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fan of BYOD are they really?

    Fujitsu's internal policy for BYOD allows you to purchase one of a handful of supported devices which you can then take/send to the mobile support team who will lock the device down to prevent it from acting as a USB storage device, prevent installation of "unapproved" apps, disable camera and sound recording capability, configure corporate email and calendar access and prevent any additional accounts being added. (As well as a bunch of other stuff.)

    Yes, BYOD, but not in any meaningful way; I buy the kit and then they behave as if they had supplied it and it belongs to them.

    I wouldn't care, but if you order the device as a company product through normal channels, they don't do any of that.

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