iPhone, iPads Having an Impact on Enterprises

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 12-28-2010 Print Email
iPhones aren't the only consumer devices making their way big time into the enterprise. The iPad is making inroads too.

eWEEK reported Dec. 27 that Apple is ordering between 20 million and 21 million more iPhones to sell in Q1 2011. Many of those will be ticketed for business use as company executives obtain them for their employees with the idea that they ultimately will help their businesses gain a new competitive advantage.

iPhones aren't the only consumer devices making their way big time into the enterprise. iPads are also being used for business purposes, even though they don't run Windows apps or Adobe Flash. It's all about user preference. These things are fun to use, and many aspects of business aren't exactly fun, so why not at least use tools that liven up the daily grind?

"Out of the box, the iPad is sleek, it's light, it's cool, a lot of people got them for Christmas. They're going to come into work on the third or fourth of January, and if there's no real answer for how people are going to use them, there will have to be very shortly thereafter," author and Apple product expert Charles Edge told eWEEK.



 

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