Enterprise Technology Slideshow: Enterprise iPad Use on The Rise
During Apple's last reported fiscal quarter, the company says it sold a whopping 4.1 million iPad units. Although competitors such as the BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others may give it a fair fight in 2011, right now iPad owns the "media tablet" space, with a 95.5 percent worldwide market share, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. While some enterprises have already embraced the device, many have been ambivalent about it. Even as CIOs and other C-suite executives have embrace iPad for their own work, they debate whether the device makes sense on an enterprise-wide scale. Among the issues? Secure configuration and deployment, preparing helpdesk support for users, and the possibility of opening up the corporate network to "rogue" devices. Such very real concerns notwithstanding, a survey of 1,200 IT professionals conducted by mobility management solutions vendor BoxTone indicates that iPad adoption is on the rise. Read on to find out why iPad is becoming an enterprise favorite.