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In When the iPad Is the Only Computer Your Employees Need—or Want, Bloomberg BusinessWeek understands the tension iPad bring to business:


There is a hint of freedom in this view of the future—a secret thrill in having a way, finally, to escape the shackles of corporate technology policy. However, from a business standpoint, the presence of consumer technologies in the enterprise, and the increasing inclination of workers to "go rogue," are not unqualified pluses—by a long shot.

ZDNet writes about New York's Long Island University deployment of 6,000 iPads. The article links to a very interesting spreadsheet of iPad Pilots, and observes "Apple doesn’t give God discounts."

Also, JPMorgan is giving iPads to its investment bankers, and Old Navy begins piloting iPod Point of Sale. (We think they are piloting Global Bay, not some Apple-designed software.) AppleInsider reviews the state of POS on iOS. NetworkWorld prints a case study of how RehabCare uses its 9,000 iOS devices.

More discussion on Apple poaching RIM salespeople, including Geoff Perfect, former RIM head of strategic sales.

Jamf Software released Casper 8, which include Mobile Device Management features.

Finally, Computerworld shares a list of iPad apps for business. Sybase evangelist Ian Thain shares his thoughts on must-have features of iPad enterprise apps. (Consider submitting these to our — anemic — list of Business App Reviews!)

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