Securing and Supporting Tablet Computers
See also: iPad Goes Corporate Is your company ready to manage tablet computers? The promise of these devices is huge, but so too is their potential to cause headaches. Maintaining security and making sure sensitive corporate data doesn’t go walking out the door will be a priority, as will making sure the tablets, and the apps that they run, sync with business practices. “Individuals are willing to buy these devices themselves, so enterprises must be ready to support them,” said Stephen Prentice, Gartner Fellow and vice president. That almost certainly means adjustments to infrastructure, policy, and culture. Just choosing from the growing array of options can be daunting (see slideshow: Choosing the Right Tablet for Your Business). Whether they come into a company as an employee’s personal property, or if management decides to roll out tablets across the business, these sleek machines will change enterprise computing. Making sure those changes are for the better is the challenge at hand.