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.
Beyond 3G, you'll also need to think seriously about getting accessories for the iPad 2. The tablet boasts a big, 9.7-inch touchscreen that will probably need a physical keyboard add-on for employees who need to get real work done. And, if you want to keep the tablet safe, you'll need a case. Simply put, accessorizing the iPad 2 will be costly.
This article was originally published on 07-08-2011
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