When it comes to Apple, CIOs have a difficult time coming to a consensus. On one hand, the company delivers outstanding products that consumers and even the most battled-scarred tech leader can agree are appealing. In fact, soaring iPhone and iPad sales gave Apple its best fiscal quarter ever
. However, when it comes to enterprise functionality, Apple's products fall short in many ways. While the company's enterprise appeal is much improved from where it stood a few years ago, Apple still has a long way to go before it wins over most CIOs looking to make decisions about technology for the workplace. Realizing that, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at what Apple can do to be more CIO-friendly. Rather than continue to focus exclusively on consumers by offering products such as iPhone and iPad
, with which many CIOs find fault, Apple should think seriously about what it wants to accomplish in the enterprise. The time has come for Apple to become far more CIO-friendly than it has been in the past. Here's how Apple can achieve that goal while staying true to what its business is all about.