We also have had more and more people taking pictures on their phones and tablets, and I'm looking over the ways to mount these devices that do not go into normal USB mode for transfer. We also have the issue where users plug these devices into USB ports to charge them; so I'm adding an option on the UI to allow them to use the ports for power only and make no mount attempt.
Touch screen monitors have dropped in price greatly in the last few months. My perception this is happening because they are gearing up for Windows 8. So we bought the new HP model (under $300) and it worked right out of the box by just fooling the OS into thinking it's a mouse. There are some use case situations with touch screens and POS software around the City, and we should be able to support them easily.
We were contacted by OpenText based on our desire to have a solution for iPads presenting the GNOME desktop. I installed their Exceed on Demand server product and indeed it allows you to connect from a tablet and GNOME came right up and worked (shot below). It does bandwidth compression and a quick test over EVDO showed it to work as well as RDP/Citrix/NX protocols. The server piece was tested on a sandbox VM of our GNOME server, and I'm in the process now of moving it to the production machine for further testing. The production machine is running on real hardware and is much faster, so the results will be interesting. It's very usable over both Wifi and EVDO and typing and movement is crisp and fast.
Other projects: Apparently ProjectLibre has replaced OpenProj...so testing that in our environment. Still have some LibreOffice patches to install, trying to get those scheduled. Looking over OpenLDAP as a way to reduce some of our password entries around the network.
Here is GNOME being displayed on an iPad (1024x768).