Tablets for Business

Tablets for Business

Tablets for Business

iPad 2Apple’s second generation offering has dual cameras and a faster processor, keeping it atop of the tablet market.Price: Starts at $499 Specs: 9.7-inch display, up to 64 GB internal storage, Apple’s A5 processor
See Also: iPad Goes Corporate Tablets are in the building and your IT department has to adapt. But will you be supporting iPads, with their iTunes and iOS quirks, or installing software and running security tests on products from vendors like Motorola and Samsung? Or will your company duck the consumerization trend and opt for business-focused devices from HP or Cisco? These are decisions debated at the highest levels. “It is not usually the role of the CEO to get directly involved in specific technology device decisions, but Apple's iPad is an exception,” said Stephen Prentice, Gartner Fellow and vice president, in a statement last November. “Individuals are willing to buy these devices themselves, so enterprises must be ready to support them. While some IT departments will say they are a ‘Windows shop’, and Apple does not support the enterprise, organizations need to recognize that there are soft benefits in a device of this type in the quest to improve recruitment and retention. Technology is not always about productivity.”

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