Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Reasons CIOs Should Hate the iPad 2

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-08-2011
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Where's the Flash Support?

Where's the Flash Support?

When users want to surf the Web, they might not be able to see all the sites they would on their Windows machines because iPad doesn't support the widely used Adobe Flash platform. Considering how many sites and applications require Flash, the platform is a necessity in the corporate world.

Recently, we took a look at Apple's iPhone 5 and discussed why CIOs around the globe might take issue with the company's upcoming smartphone. This time around, we're going to examine Apple's iPad 2 to see why the tablet, which is easily besting all others in total sales, might pose challenges for your operation. Admittedly, the iPad 2 is an outstanding consumer tablet. The device is well designed, it has all kinds of nice entertainment features, and its App Store is packed with applications that people of all ages can enjoy. But for the enterprise, the iPad 2 isn't necessarily the best choice. Its focus on entertainment will raise red flags for CIOs who are are worried about productivity. Plus, there are other devices on store shelves now that deliver more corporate-friendly features than the iPad.



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