That is a great picture! I love my iPad and my company is rolling out an iPad app so that you can link it to your OnBase document management system. I have seen many judges using iPads and I am starting to see city councilors using them for accessing documents during the meetings and as laptop replacements. Since they are as cheap as a laptop but easier to carry, I expect it to grow.Thanks for the link!
Me too! I used to carry a Mac laptop and my work Windows machine (I do government ECM solutions), now I save my shoulders and it is faster and easier to use. I use DropBox and Evernote. I am testing the new Microsoft OneNote app to see if I can span platforms for my note taking. Thanks!
GSA is very interested in diverse endpoints and several pilot programs are underway include #iPads in the org. We are making good progress and lots of progress in the area of management, security and remote access. I have stopped carrying my laptop for most days. Still some ways to go in FIPS 140-2 compliance and CAC integration. Especially with technologies like native VPN support, Citrix receiver app, and many other useful business friendly apps including mobile dashboards, collaboration tools and document management tools, the iPads, as well as other similar platforms like Android and Blackberry playbook seem to offer real, tangible business productivity benefits.
Diverse end points and mobile platforms are here to stay and organizations are going to get great value from their platforms in enabling a diverse and mobile workforce, green business, telework, knowledge management, hyper connectivity and many other such related outcomes. CIOs should dedicate effort to test and validate these platforms for their enterprises for effective address this trend based on business needs.
Quick comment on Blackberry playbook. Counter to popular belief, the playbook is based on QNX, not blackberry OS, and requires a separate C&A and 140-2 compliance effort. Just because its blackberry doesn't automatically bless it for your enterprise. Pay close attention and devote time in testing the platform. We are doing the same.
We have an interview on Federal News Radio with Deloitte: iPad to transform the federal workplace.
One of the big questions is, Will the iPad replace your PC at work? Hint: cloud computing plays a big role.
Also, we link back to this blog post. Cheers!