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Now the iPad Planned Obsolescence Train has left the station and, “some IT executives who will have to support the second-generation Apple tablet are already cringing”, says Computerworld, going on:
“The iPad 2, set to be available on March 11, is faster, thinner and lighter than its predecessor tablet, and includes two cameras for video. These and other new features and apps will likely lure many business users to try out the new device, several IT managers said. Therefore, it’s inevitable that large IT shops will have to spend significant time and expense supporting them, the IT managers said.”
“I have coined this ‘the tyranny of consumerization’,” the story has Dave Codack, vice-president of employee technology and network services at TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto, stating.
Codack’s group supports 81,000 workers and his organisation is “currently testing the original iPad device along with Apple’s iPhone smartphone for various company-related uses, and plans to test the iPad 2 and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from Research in Motion that’s slated to ship soon”, it says.
“With employees using these devices in their day-to-day lives, it’s inevitable they will expect enterprise support to eventually bridge these two worlds, which will put pressure on the internal technology organization to step up”, says Codack in Computerworld, adding the process is a form of tyranny because “the enterprise is not dictating technology with these devices, the revolt is coming from the end user community”.
Computerworld – Apple’s iPad 2 provokes IT anxiety
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