re: iPad's Success Demands IT Change Its Thinking
While I agree that iPads (and other tablets) will be important, I'm curious about why the author is *so* convinced that BYOD is the right way to provision them. Why not a company-provided iPad, instead of a company-provided desktop? The author simply asserts that BYOD is the right path, and that everyone knows and accepts that. Oh, really?
The author works in a bank, so he is likely to sweep together a whole bunch of disciplines into "a few back office workers." There are tens of thousands of architects, CAD designers, and spreadsheet jockeys who need the large screen real estate provided by a 20+ inch monitor. Not tens of millions, I grant you, but not zero either. Perhaps in 2-3 years, they will walk into their office, dock their iPad with a large-screen HDTV, and start working away. But the need for more precise graphical input (vs. a finger tip), large volume text input (vs. tapping on a screen) and more screen real estate (vs. an 8-inch tablet) is not going the way of the floppy disk.