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DennisQ
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Apple: Not That Enterprise Friendly
DennisQ   11/2/2011 5:02:32 PM
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Bolaji, I mostly agree with you and concur that it's inevitable that tablets will be adopted by business: I've been to a restaurant that used an iPad for its wine list, for example. There are applications where use of tablets make sense.

However, part of the reason I'm not convinced that Apple will be the leading player in the enterprise tablet market is because Apple's overall corporate philosophy doesn't really mesh well with IT departments. Apple is very strict on controlling the experience on their products which is a policy that makes a lot of sense in the consumer market.

But in enterprise applications, IT wants the control: they don't want Apple to dictate what they can or cannot do with the devices. And they don't want to rely on Apple for security and services.

Now that being said -- in certain applications -- this matters a lot less. A law office obviously needs strict controls and high levels of security, whereas that's far less important when you're dealing with something like a restaurant.

And there are of course cost concerns as well: to use restaurants as an example again, a pad of paper is much cheaper than an iPad. And you won't care if a pad of paper is lost or dropped into the garbage.

Anyhow, we'll see how the enterprise market shakes out. Too bad RIM blew their chance at gaining an early lead in this space. And I certainly predict Apple won't be lead player in the business tablet space 5 years from now.


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Re: Apple: Not That Enterprise Friendly
Dave Sasson   11/2/2011 7:15:14 PM
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Many corporations have strict policies as to what can be installed and run at employee’s desktop or laptop computers.  This causes a major headache for IT departments that are used to applying their controls on IT assets.  iPads and other tablets, in which the users seem to download any number of apps without any checks and balances by corporate IT will not go very far in the enterprise.  It’s almost as all the rules go out the window when it comes to iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.  People want to use their tablets for both business and pleasure, so would that mean now people would have to have multiple tablets in the future, those for business and those for pleasure?

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Re: Apple: Not That Enterprise Friendly
Eldredge   11/3/2011 6:27:36 AM
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Unauthorized downloads are already an issue for company desktops and laptops. Perhaps someone will develop a password protected download facility that only allows authorized personnel to perfrom the download function, or come up with a corporate library that can provide authroized downloads without additional restrictions.

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Apple iPad...The Clear Winner For Schools
Dave Sasson   11/3/2011 7:38:44 AM
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I recently read a report stating that when it comes to schools and education, iPads are the preferred tablet choice with no real competition at this point.  Apple is clearly aggressive in getting their devices in the hands of students, especially at younger ages.  Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that nearly 1,000 K-12 schools have an iPad deployment program in which these schools intend to provide an iPad for each student.

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Re: Apple iPad...The Clear Winner For Schools
Adeniji Kayode   11/4/2011 10:22:46 AM
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@Dave, I,m not surprised at the report you gave.Ipad is kind of more convenient to carry and handle around academic environment when compared to laptops and not to talk of desktop.

Also I feel Apple is smart enought to target the younger generation because they are likely to quickly adjust to the new innovation(s) than some that have gone so deep in the "old technology" so to say and trying to blend with the new technology.

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Re: Apple: Not That Enterprise Friendly
Ariella   11/3/2011 12:21:36 PM
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@Dave Yes, tablets are getting into schools. I've even heard of programs to obtain them for kindergarteners. 

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Re: Apple: Not That Enterprise Friendly
stochastic excursion   11/3/2011 3:47:52 PM
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iPads' restrictions on third-party software may pose a barrier for their deployment in the enterprise.  The "Wow" factor, though, may lead companies to get over this barrier. 

Certain companies do use Macs on their networks, and the iPad OS has the Mac OS, which is closely related to Unix, as its core.  The restrictive nature of what s/w can be installed on the device makes it particularly effective against exploits.  Malware attacks have been reported where app's were installed circumventing Apple's authorization framework however.

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Susan Fourtané   11/4/2011 5:15:48 AM
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Ariella, 

Do you have the right link for the tablets in kendergartens? 

-Susan 

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Re: Apple: Not That Enterprise Friendly
Susan Fourtané   11/4/2011 11:08:27 AM
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Thanks, Ariella! :)

-Susan

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Goods and bad of Tablet
_hm   11/2/2011 8:26:51 PM
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Tablet have enormous advatages and is quite ubiquitous. Most organizations, schools and homes will employ it. But does it have any other bad side effects? Is all situation has been time tested for Tablets? One must evaluate this for long term reliable services.

 

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
Susan Fourtané   11/3/2011 1:28:56 PM
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_hm, 

What "side effects" do you see in the use of tablets? 

What kind of "time testing" are you referring? 

What exactly is what one must evaluable? 

I would really like to understand what is the "bad" you see about tablets.

-Susan 

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
_hm   11/3/2011 6:31:02 PM
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Perhaps quality of work may not be so rich.

 

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
Susan Fourtané   11/4/2011 4:56:15 AM
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_hm, 

Could you be more especific? 

Tablets are not desktop or laptop replacements. They are different devices for different uses and they serve very well depending on the needs of the user. 

I don't understand what you mean by saying "the quality of work may not be so rich." How do you think your the quality of your work can change by using a tablet? 

I would say the quality of your work depends only on you and not on the device you are using, this given that you are using the right device for the type of work you do. 

-Susan 

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
Adeniji Kayode   11/4/2011 10:12:07 AM
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@Susan.I agree with you that Tablet and PC are two different devices,my stand still remains that there is going to be decrease in PC users because major users are not even programmers that can,t do without PC, they are people that just want to check mail, do some online transactions and stuffs like that.

So we are looking at a time when PC will lose complete relevancy to common or light users and this set of people carries the larger percentage use of both devices.

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
_hm   11/3/2011 6:31:04 PM
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Perhaps quality of work may not be so rich.

 

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
Adeniji Kayode   11/4/2011 10:28:11 AM
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@_hm.There is nothing good that cannot be abused though,It might take years for us to see the negative side effect of it, especially in the moral aspect.But then that is never a reason not to accept the technology.

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
anandvy   11/7/2011 4:51:39 AM
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Most organizations, schools and homes will employ it. But does it have any other bad side effects?

@_hm, very valid point. I guess technology will change the way students learn. For example students will become experts in typing but they will forget how to write. Writing using pen/pencil will become thing of past. No doubts kids will get new ways to learn new things but needs to be seen how this new technolgoy will impact their personality.

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Re: Goods and bad of Tablet
_hm   11/7/2011 6:41:22 PM
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I also have similar concern. New tools and equipments are good to solve modern problems. But solving problem and learning skills are more important  and not the tools or equipments themselves. Also, sometime teacher and students gives much more stress on these devices and actual learning becomes secondary. That may not be good sign and students looses edge in this competative world.

 

 

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Re: Prepare for the Tablet Invasion
JADEN   11/3/2011 8:45:46 AM
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Tablet PC market have huge potential to grow, and the preliminary signs are even looking stronger as its demand has risen at significantly within the short time.

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Anne   11/3/2011 9:42:08 AM
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As tablet PCs become more prevalent, the relative proportion of laptops sold will gradually decline.  Thus the potential to take a considerable portion of the enterprise market share is feasible, and to gain market share is also noteworthy.  This is not to say that tablets will replace laptops entirely; instead they will add value to the existing technology infrastructure.

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Re: Prepare for the Tablet Invasion
Adeniji Kayode   11/4/2011 10:03:37 AM
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@Anne, You are right on the fact that sales of Laptops will drastically reduced but i also feel that this might cause a kind of revolution in the world of PC if PC still want to remain relevant to this age

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Re : Prepare for the Tablet Invasion
anandvy   11/7/2011 4:34:26 AM
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Many school districts and even a few countries are offering students free tablets and replacing textbooks with iPads from Apple,

Developing nations like India, which cannot afford to distribute iPad has developed its own tablet called "Aakash". Aakash is already being distributed to college students for 35$. Though this tablet may not compete with Apple/Samsung but it will definitely  erase digital divide between the rich and the poor.

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Adeniji Kayode   11/7/2011 10:17:45 AM
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@anandvy, Do you mean erase or put a thin line the rich and the poor?

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electronics862   11/17/2011 12:01:55 AM
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Tablet PCs are especially great for students, or in a classroom situation. They are also great in meetings. You can quickly write notes and then organize and search your notes later. You can even include audio files, or presentations with your notes..

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Price Wars - Will they Drop?
pocharle   11/18/2011 1:20:39 AM
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Surely, everyone is wanting to have a ipad with them, right?... as it is very handy, portable and highly efficient which includes all the features of education, entertainment and business needs. Even many governments have come forward to provide their students with ipads free of cost. But my wish is, do we have any luck such that the price of the tablets will be lowered, as competition grows, so even an economically average person could be able to afford an iPad or similar device.



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