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Dell: Apple iPad will fail in the enterprise

By Emil ยท 6 replies
Mar 30, 2011
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  1. Dell has declared that the Apple iPad will not succeed in the enterprise. The device has been selling really well, and is even ahead of its competitors in the business world, but those are just the results for the short term. Andy Lark, Dell's global head of marketing for large enterprises and public organizations, believes that in the longer term, the iPad will fail.

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    pure F.U.D. {fear, uncertainty and doubt} attempting to shape the market in Dell's favor :(
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Time will tell, but I think as with phones, Apple has jumped out of the gate with tablets, and sooner or later everyone else will catch up. I think that Jobs is singlehandedly responsible for the success of this past decade, but IMO he is also the reason that market will eventually reach equilibrium in a detrimental fashion to Apple.

    He things he still dealing with the Mac users of the 1990s, who would die before you can pry the Mac from their hands. The iPhone buyers are not the same audience, and you can't treat them the same way. They're feeling really manly because of their market cap, and now have become these giant a-holes throwing their weight around dictating everything. MS, in a pretty smart move, has positioned itself to be the anti-Apple. While they have a residual negative reputation, in the past few years they have changed the way that they run things. Apple meanwhile is going in the same direction, a giant tank going through buildings crushing everything in its way, building up the same negative feelings that MS did in the past.
  4. Whoaman

    Whoaman TS Rookie Posts: 71


    'nuff said.
  5. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    its true, but apple are listening to enterprise and improving their MDM, and there is also alot of 3rd party vendors that are taking up the slack, but it is far from enterprise ready
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    I think tablets are stupid and impractical. I know a lot of people who bought an iPad for school and say they really wish they would have gotten a netbook or laptop. Tablets are just toys, nothing more. Now that everyone has this new toy we are trying to figure out what they are useful for. Turns out they are all play and no work. I bet that is part of the reason apple put iOS on it instead of OSX. They can't take advantage of the little productivity OSX has to offer so they use the toyish iOS. Give them the app store since it isn't anything more than an over sized iPod touch.
  7. Depending on the business, software can definitely go beyond 1000$, the iPad doesn't have the nessacry software available for any business off the bat.

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