Wednesday, August 11, 2010
iPad preoccupy corporate ICT Planners
Greetings from the IQPC IT Financial management conference in Sydney. In the question times for several speakers at the conference the issue of how to deal with Apple iPads has come up. The consensus seems to be that there is no identified business use for the iPad, but it is so popular that CIOs will have to plan for its use, otherwise there will be clandestine use, resulting in unplanned expenditure and security problems. What stuck me was that the CIOs were not thinking strategically. Even if they put in place procedures for handling iPads, this strategy will be obsolete by December 2010. By then there will be a flood of Google Android tablet computers. These devices will rapidly overtake the iPad, just as Google Android phones are overtaking the Apple iPhone.