“Talk to any technology head honcho and you’ll likely have them fawning over the Apple iPad somehow,” Larry Dignan reports for ZDNet. “It’s almost comical how these executives — schooled in the art of war and talking strategy — can turn into your every day gadget freak when talking about the iPad.”
“Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T’s wireless unit, said ‘I’m addicted to it’ when talking about the iPad,” Dignan reports. “And then there’s SAP chairman Hasso Plattner… SAP had a bunch of business intelligence demos on the iPad. Plattner walked us through a few big topics like in-memory databases and what went wrong with Business ByDesign, but he was like a little kid when he had his iPad… Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is another tech CEO that just can’t stop talking about the iPad. At Salesforce.com’s VMforce powwow a few weeks ago many slides focused on the iPad as the future of computing.”
“If I were completely cynical, I’d say that all of these enterprise technology types were just trying to look fashionable. However, when you see these execs talk about the iPad there’s some serious gadget lust here,” Dignan reports. “These bigwigs may be the biggest ts for the iPad in the workplace.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]