In Enterprise, Apple iPad vs RIM PlayBook

Following the tablet frenzy of the 2011 Consumer
Electronics Show, it’s fair to ponder the question of how tablets from RIM, HP,
Cisco, as well as the slew of Android tablets, will fair among corporate employees.

For example, while the RIM PlayBook may boast enhanced
security, the Cisco Cius superior unified communications integration and the HP
Slate full Microsoft Office support, these gadgets will find it tough to
penetrate enterprise accounts, according to Forrester Research analyst Ted
Schadler.

Noting that the PlayBook, Cius and Slate will be sold
primarily to companies, Schadler explained in a Jan. 5 blog post:

"In a world of smartphone and tablet consumerization
where employees bring personal devices to work, the leading ABi (anything but
iPad) business tablets are being sold through the enterprise door. This will
slow down adoption as IT buyers find the budget and evaluate the alternatives.
In contrast, iPad is available to consumers as well as directly to businesses."

For more, read the eWeek article: Apple iPad Enterprise Future Looks Bright Vs. PlayBook.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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