Apple’s revolutionary iPad establishes strong corporate foothold

Apple Online Store“The iPad tablet computer – marketed by Apple primarily as a consumer entertainment device – is establishing an unexpectedly strong foothold among companies and corporate users,” Robin Kwong and Joseph Menn report for The Financial Times.

“That early success could help the iPad maintain its lead in the burgeoning segment as rival tablet devices reach the market,” Kwong and Menn report. “Companies’ embrace of the iPad is unusual because corporate groups typically lag behind consumers to deploy new technological products.”

Kwong and Menn report, “While Apple does not break out corporate sales from its overall sales numbers, a global survey of 118 chief technology officers conducted by CLSA in August showed 12 per cent of companies have already deployed iPads or tablets. An additional 36 per cent were considering doing so.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Behold the danger of premature prognostication: Attention Apple fan-boys and -girls: Read no further. But if you run a small business and want to avoid wasting money and brain cells on superfluous technology, forget about the iSlate or whatever Apple is going to call its tablet computing device. It’s going to be too expensive, it does things you don’t need to do, and it will add a messy layer of complication to your company’s computing infrastructure… Ignore the frenzy, save your money.Bill Snyder, PC World, “Apple Tablet Won’t Mean Business,” January 19, 2010, 8 days before Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad

70 Comments

  1. People should learn to investigate. Check out the iPad business section and security section on Apple’s website.

    The iPad has DEEP and powerful networking, security and integration capabilities.

    It’s no surprise iPad is doing fantastically in biz.

  2. People should learn to investigate. Check out the iPad business section and security section on Apple’s website.

    The iPad has DEEP and powerful networking, security and integration capabilities.

    It’s no surprise iPad is doing fantastically in biz.

  3. breeze,

    Yep, Steve was right. Microsoft at the beginning of 2011 is going to be only slightly ahead of where Apple was in 2006. Steve’s pretty smart. I’m glad he works for me!

  4. breeze,

    Yep, Steve was right. Microsoft at the beginning of 2011 is going to be only slightly ahead of where Apple was in 2006. Steve’s pretty smart. I’m glad he works for me!

  5. Of course it has. That’s why RIM prematurely announced their PlayBook tablet when it was still pretty much in prototype stages. They saw evidence that the iPad is conquering the business world and were attempting to freeze the enterprise market, not the consumer market.

    BlackBerry PlayBook = pure, unadulterated fear.

  6. Of course it has. That’s why RIM prematurely announced their PlayBook tablet when it was still pretty much in prototype stages. They saw evidence that the iPad is conquering the business world and were attempting to freeze the enterprise market, not the consumer market.

    BlackBerry PlayBook = pure, unadulterated fear.

  7. Last night I was at a Johnnie Walker Scotch tasting event in San Francisco. The event had maybe about 20 or so iPad being used as kiosks and management tools.

    The kiosks were mounted in a black shiny frames…very elegant, and were used to check in and register for the event. This was so much easier and again more elegant than using desktops or laptops…and very *fast*.

    There were also some hosts with iPads who would give you drink tokens by looking up your name and seeing if you had already received them. Again, a very nice touch as they could roam around and be much more social.

    Interesting, lots of attendees also had iPads with them.

    And the Scotch!!!

    Scotch, Scotch, Scotchy Scotch….God, I love Scotch!!!

    Also, I’m starting to see iPads being deployed in volume…our Mercedes dealer has them. A couple of local wine bars and restaurants have them, and some hotels have them (loaded up with local tourist info).

    It will be interesting to see iPads replacing PCs that were used as kiosks, cash registers, etc…

  8. Last night I was at a Johnnie Walker Scotch tasting event in San Francisco. The event had maybe about 20 or so iPad being used as kiosks and management tools.

    The kiosks were mounted in a black shiny frames…very elegant, and were used to check in and register for the event. This was so much easier and again more elegant than using desktops or laptops…and very *fast*.

    There were also some hosts with iPads who would give you drink tokens by looking up your name and seeing if you had already received them. Again, a very nice touch as they could roam around and be much more social.

    Interesting, lots of attendees also had iPads with them.

    And the Scotch!!!

    Scotch, Scotch, Scotchy Scotch….God, I love Scotch!!!

    Also, I’m starting to see iPads being deployed in volume…our Mercedes dealer has them. A couple of local wine bars and restaurants have them, and some hotels have them (loaded up with local tourist info).

    It will be interesting to see iPads replacing PCs that were used as kiosks, cash registers, etc…

  9. That piece at the end is so classic.
    Do these guys ever get fired after such bullshit fails?
    God, if I did my job that badly, I’d not just be fired, I’d be sued.

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