Apple's iPad Might Make a Splash with the Mobile Enterprise

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bigkahuna

Why whould anyone buy a thing that sounds like a Tampon ?

lol

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I Jedi

I have to agree with a TechCrunch article that I read yesterday: http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/31/ipad-moms-next-computer/

 The simple fact is that this iPad is not aimed at the advanced computer user, but more so at the dumb and illiterate computer user. I recommend a PC tablet to all those not sucked into Apple's dimension.

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snapple00

I can't stop laughing at that keyboard and dock thingy.

Completely ridiculous.  

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DJSPIN80

After reading the comments, all I can say is that it's dumb and shortsighted.  Not all Enterprises are created equal.  While there are certain commonalities between Enterprise Systems, different organizations behave different and have different IT needs.

For one, I see the iPad taking off in healthcare.  iPhone OS 3.0 paved the road for doctors in  how they are able to view MRI's.  I work for a hospital (3,000+ employees), and one of our preferred vendors is going to give doctors the option of using their iPhones to view patient data (internally, in our own Wifi connection).  The doctor no longer has to carry a chart around, they can view Rx history and medical history.  Our IT department (which I work in and write code for) is interested in the iPad because we can use it to replace other paper bsed forms.  For example, nurses can use the iPad to check on patient perscription, if we can get interfaces for it to our EMR system then we can use the iPad to chart patient care history...I could go on and on.  The iPad is ideal for this scenario even WITHOUT multitasking capabilities.  I highly suggest that you think through its capabilities first before making the general claim that it will fail.

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snapple00

Not to mention, why would a hospital start paying money for all these things just to do what they are already doing now?

They are already viewing charts etc just fine, why would they pay for an iPad to do the exact same thing? 

I say let IBM research, and other geniuses re-think the way data is moved around rather than rely on some fragile piece of gadget... 

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lunchbox73

Yes but the iphone is small and can be clipped on a belt or put in a pocket. Do you think your doctors and nurses, who are on their feet walking around all day, are going to lug an ipad with them everywhere they go? That's one field I can see the ipad NOT taking off.

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nekollx

 The thing is...

a $300 netbook can do the same thing, some even convert to tablet mode....

Can also multi task

run flash

larger hard drive

cheaper... 

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Mr_Histamine

Why not use a tablet netbook; I could see that being a lot easier to work with than the iPad.  There's an actual physical keyboard for quick data entry, and if you need to review documents with a patient and/or get a signature, you just flip it to tablet mode.

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nekollx

 hell for 3 times the price you could get a Apple Mod Book http://www.axiotron.com/index.php?id=modbook

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Caboose

 I forsee that they are next on Apple's suing list!

 

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nekollx

 Apple is going to sue itself? The Modbook is a project by Apple Co-Founder Steve Woznick. 

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Caboose

 HA! My bad!

 

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Caboose

 "In addition, Schadler believes some enterprise workers will opt to take their iPad in place of their work-sanctioned laptops."

 Maybe in a business where the IT department is run by Mactards, or people without a thought in their brain or a brain in their head! The fact that there is no multitasking, limited storage space, are forced to use iTunes App store apps and have no support for flashmake this a very poor business tool!

I know for a fact, that if one of these shows up in my workplace, I outright refuse to do any support for it!

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cynical

No Apple product would catch on in the business world where computers are used to actually do work instead of just dicking around.

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lunchbox73

Are you kidding me? No way is this thing going to take off in the enterprise world. Maybe a competitors equivalent or the next gen a few years down the road but not any time soon. Enterprise will stick with Windows based laptops and Exchange friendly BlackBerrys thank you very much.

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