“Apple said in October that 93 percent of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPads, an incredible feat considering that big businesses generally take forever to incorporate new technology into their workflows,” Sean Ludwig reports for VentureBeat.
“In most situations, the IT departments and managers are the ones calling the shots. They think they know what’s best when it comes to incorporating tech and they want control over how that tech works,” Ludwig reports. “But the iPad is different for some reason. Many organizations are seeing employees rebel and bring iPads into the fold without IT approval. It’s often a situation of ‘it’s easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.'”
Ludwig reports, “I sought out an IT expert to walk me through the challenges that IT departments and executives face regarding the iPad. Aaron Freimark, IT director at Tekserve, agreed to help me out… The biggest issue for IT managers when it comes to deploying the iPad, according to Freimark, is ceding control… OK, so the iPad is frustrating for the IT department and they have to give up the level of control they normally have. It is worth the caveats? It’s a resounding yes, says Freimark, who uses an iPad to help run intensive parts of his own company. He says the simplified applications and touch display make work fun while also maintaining strong productivity.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Get ready IT doofus, whether you like it or not, your little insular world is about to be turned right-side-up from the outside in.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale E.” for the heads up.]
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