Is the iPad enterprise-ready? Probably not, but I'll still buy one

The iPad will be at best no more enterprise-friendly than the iPhone, though VDI options could make it work for some shops

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Right now, I don't think the iPad is enterprise-ready. And I don't think Apple cares. For that matter, neither do I. I'm buying one -- even if I have to pack my laptop along when I take trips. With the iPad, it'll still easier to watch movies and read books on the plane.

Where do you stand? In your industry, do you see a positive use for the iPad from an enterprise perspective? Would using it as a thin client be a motivating factor to allow these in-house?

This article, "Is the iPad enterprise-ready? Probably not, but I'll still buy one," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in desktop virtualization, the iPad, and netbooks at InfoWorld.com.

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