IT Management Slideshow: Amazon Kindle Fire: 10 Reasons to Skip It In the Enterprise
By Don Reisinger | Posted 10-05-2011
Amazon Kindle Fire: 10 Reasons to Skip It In the Enterprise
It's designed for consumersThe device is running Android, comes with the ability for users to stream video content via Amazon's own Instant service, and includes access to the Kindle e-book store. At no point does it offer enterprise-focused features. That alone should be enough to disqualify the tablet from the enterprise.
When Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire on Sept. 28, consumers around the globe became immediately excited. They look at the device as the next best answer to Apple's iPad 2, and at a price of just $199, it seems like an affordable option for those who have yet to enter the tablet fray. Plus, the way the economy is affecting the marketplace now, it's quite possible that the Kindle Fire could sell even better than some analysts predict. But, amid all the excitement surrounding the Kindle Fire, CIOs everywhere groaned. Here's yet another device that will probably be brought into the office when it finally launches in November, and users are sure to be hitting your wireless network seeking a connection for it. From its Android integration to all of its consumer-facing features, the Kindle Fire is a decidedly anti-enterprise product. And the average CIO will probably do everything he or she can to keep it out of the office. Here are 10 good reasons why.