Apple’s iPad to be challenged in the enterprise?

“We’re coming up on the third anniversary of Apple’s release of the iPad, and looking back, one of the bigger surprises about it has been its strength in the enterprise,” Arik Hesseldahl writes for AllThingsD.

“As CEO Tim Cook points out nearly every time he speaks in public, most companies in the Fortune 500 are testing or deploying the iPad for use by their employees. And numerous enterprise software companies, among them SAP and Oracle. And numerous cloud software companies — Salesforce.com, Workday and NetSuite, to name only three — all support it,” Hesseldahl writes. “But is that a permanent state of affairs? There is at least one analyst who has decided that it isn’t. Patrick Moorhead — a former executive with chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices who now runs his own research shop called Moor Insights and Strategy — has published a new white paper arguing that if ever there was a moment when the iPad’s dominance in the enterprise might face a challenge, it’s now.”

Hesseldahl writes, “Moorhead bases his argument — one that is admittedly hard to swallow, given the current state of play — on a few comparisons of the iPad to the Dell Latitude 10 and the Hewlett-Packard’s ElitePad 900, and the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, all of which run Windows 8.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Nope.

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20 Comments

      1. You can head a soccer ball, you can a search party, you can head off on a tangent.

        Head can mean a lot of things. We all know what you think it means.

    1. I also considered the fact that IT RUNS WINDOWS 8 to be the reason NOT to use them. Running Windows isn’t the magnet it was before. It is kind of like wanting leprosy or some STD in your tablet.

  1. I am astounded by the amount of sales reps that call on me that use iPads. They are being adopted in massive numbers. Microsoft is screwed, especially with Surface that has only wifi compatibility. What were they thinking?

  2. Now that MS released their Surface, some organizations might actually adopt it. In fact, a friend of my who works for another local government agency told me yesterday this IT people are taking away the iPads from his staff and replacing them with Windows tablets.

    While it may be difficult for many of us who read MDN to understand, ignorance still exists in the world and in some organizations the stupid people run things.

  3. Any tablet will only go so far in the enterprise.

    I struggled to fit an iPad into my daily job. I finally gave up when I realized the few areas where it made sense for me were already covered by my phone.

    Creating simple work orders, basic document editing and reviewing or inputting forms are where the iPad and other tablets shine.

    There is still a lot of enterprise work that requires a truck.

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