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Gartner: Deploying iPads on the corporate network

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Proper planning is vital when deploying iPads

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By Tim Zimmerman, research director, Gartner.

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Everyone from doctors to executives is looking to do more with his or her Apple iPad than access social networking, being on FaceTime or read e-books.

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IT organisations continue to get requests for executives to gain access to email, teleconferencing and other applications on the corporate network via the wireless infrastructure.

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The connectivity expectation by executives is the same as their laptops, though the performance of the iPad can make this an unrealistic proposition.

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This means that the performance, range, or both, will be significantly diminished for the iPad or any device where these parameters have not been part of the design effort.

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While the requests to add these devices to the network will not go away, proper expectations need to be set about user experience.

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This article looks at two key issues that need to be addressed before iPads or any other devices are added to the wireless infrastructure.

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This report is based on independent technology advisory research from Gartner, Inc. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for IT leaders to make the right decisions every day.

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Vendor:
ComputerWeekly.com
Posted:
Feb 8, 2021
Published:
Mar 16, 2012
Format:
PDF
Type:
Analyst Brief

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