iPhone, iPad, BYOD Dominate Hot Tech Projects

In recent weeks, our roundup of hot tech projects has yielded two notable trends: multiple instances of organizations activating bring-your-own-device policies; and a growing number of companies piloting or deploying iPad, iPhone and even iPod. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg, which provides a constantly updated database of IT prjects in Fortune-ranked and
mid-market companies.

In fact, out of the 52 hot tech projects reported between Oct. 12-Oct. 27, 10 of them involved some form of BYOD or iPhone/iPad initiatives.

The trends are consistent with the findings of our 2011 Emerging Technology Adoption Trends Study, which reveals that nine out of every 10 organizations surveyed in North America are in some stage of adopting tablets for employee use.

In fact, these dual trends are so notable, that we have decided to spotlight these 10 projects separately from our broad roundup of IT Projects: The Inside Scoop.

For more on these topics, check out the following CIO Insight features:

Social Media, Mobility Worth More Than Money for Young Workers

iPhone 4S, 4 or 3G: Which Should You Choose?

Android, iOS More Popular in the Enterprise Than BlackBerry

IT Projects: Spotlight on Mobility, BYOD (Oct. 12-Nov. 2, 2011)




Air Force

Scott AFB, IL

Space Command, has made 63 iPads available for Air Mobility Command to test.


Fort Lauderdale, FL

1,000 employees are given stipends to purchase their own laptops. Nearly half purchase Mac.

Department of Justice

Denver, CO

Federal Marshals Service is piloting iPads & iPhones.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC

Has connected 1,000 iPads to its network.

Dominos Pizza

Ann Arbor, MI

Achieves $1M in weekly sales from iPhone ordering app.

JetBlue Airways

Forest Hills, NY

Issues BlackBerry smartphones to employees, but allows personal iPhones and Android devices to be connected through VPN.


Northfield, IL

IT gives 800 employees a stipend to buy either a Windows or Mac computer.

Marine Corps

Washington, DC

Using iPad to replace flight documents during missions.

Sears Holdings

Hoffman Estates, IL

Has begun a staged rollout of Apple iPads and Apple iPod Touch devices
to store associates, starting with nearly 450 stores nationwide. 

Whirlpool Corporation

Benton Harbor, MI

Rolling out a "bring your own technology" program to the whole company in waves over the next 18 months. 

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg, Oct. 12-Nov. 2, 2011.

CIO Insight Staff
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