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Doug's Mailbag: iPads in the Enterprise, Part Two

Here are a few more of your responses to using the Apple tablets for more than just play.

We just signed up corporate packages for iPads and are still at the elementary stage of things. We have the standard stuff working -- e-mail, VPN for file access -- but that's it. We are now looking at implementing SAP Business objects to do BI. Once we can push that data to iPhones and iPads, it will start to justify having them in the office.
-Anonymous

Several schools (such as the University of Minnesota) are giving iPads to incoming freshmen.

Makes you want to go back to school, doesn't it?  First you'll have to get a rad backpack and do something with your hairstyle to fit in. Hehehehe.
-Anonymous

The only users that use iPads in the job are finance-related users. There are no corporate applications and none in the pipeline that I know of. We have a smaller number of mobile users and don't expect any tablet requests to really increase in our user environment.

Currently, iPads are purely supplemental as they do not replace any mobile device. The apps are cool but they don't address basic business applications required by our users.
-Joe

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Posted by Doug Barney on 03/09/2011 at 1:18 PM


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