Quick, who are some of the biggest iPad and mobile apps adopters inside a company?
Sure, salespeople adore their iPads. Executives, too. All claim to be more productive with consumer gadgets, most notably the iPad (although personally-owned devices may actually cost a company more than company-owned devices).
That’s right, the same group that often throws up roadblocks to iPads and apps in the enterprise – which is why user groups often buy directly, as the cartoon correctly points out – is also secretly a big fan of the Apple tablet. The reason is simple: Techies love great technology, and the iPad really is technology design at its finest.
Tom Kaneshige has been covering business and technology in Silicon Valley for two decades. As senior online writer at CIO.com, Tom covers Silicon Valley culture, BYOD and consumer tech in the enterprise.