Challenged by the deployment of Apple iPads in your enterprise? It's not surprising when Gartner estimates that media tablet sales reached 19.5 million units in 2010, driven by sales of the iPad. Media tablets and the iPad will fuel even faster growth in the category of mobile PCs, already 55 percent of industry shipments in 2009 and forecasted to reach 70 percent by 2012, according to Gartner.
As a result, many Fortune 2000 enterprise CIOs and SMB IT directors are caught reacting to the immediate need to integrate Apple iPads and iPhones for mobile executives and sales teams.
Charles Edge, director of technology for 318, Inc., a technology IT consulting and development firm, has authored a new book entitled Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide, which focuses on securely integrating Apple in the enterprise.
“The difficulty of securely and efficiently deploying Apple in the enterprise is that IT teams in most organizations are more familiar with deploying Microsoft solutions,” said Edge. “Even something as basic as opening a Microsoft Word document stored on a server, changing it on the iPad and saving it back to the server cannot be done out-of-the box. Unfortunately, the timelines for most IT organizations are such that they need to have mass integration done yesterday.”
This slideshow highlights how 318’s team is advising clients who are trying to bring iPads and iPhones into enterprise environment.
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