IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons for CIOs to Go All-In On Apple
By Don Reisinger | Posted 09-22-2011
10 Reasons for CIOs to Go All-In On Apple
iPad 2 is A WinnerIf you're looking to bring a tablet to the office, there isn't a better choice right now than the iPad 2. The device comes with the best software, it has the nicest hardware design, and it has several security features -- including remote management -- that CIOs are after. Plus, it's a more popular choice than the two enterprise-focused options on the market, the Cisco Cius and the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook.
If you've been working in the IT business for a long time, you know the attitudes most folks have towards Apple. They typically acknowledge that the company's products are well-built and compelling to consumers, they fall short in many ways for enterprise users. Over the years, Apple has been viewed as little more than the enterprise also-ran against companies like Microsoft, HP, Dell, Lenovo, and others. Maybe it's time for a change. Nowadays, Apple products are nicer than ever. And employees, hoping to get their hands on the latest and greatest devices out there, are increasingly asking their CIOs if they can start using Apple products, including Macs, iPads, and iPhones in the office. Chances are, your answer has consistently been "no." But further inspection of the marketplace and the troubles some companies are having with enterprise-focused solutions reveals that having an all-in policy on Apple products might be a smart move. Yes, you heard that right: It's time for CIOs to consider bringing as many Apple products into the office as possible. Read on to find out why: