Oz tech workers facing problems with bosses using iPads at workBy ANI
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
MELBOURNE - Tech workers in Australia are facing a lot of problems with more and more senior managers turning up with Apple’s iPads at work.
Australian IT reports the problem is that the iPad was developed as a consumer gadget and not for corporate networks and their rigorous security and application protocols.
“This is the first time a device has come in at the top of the food chain and been pushed down,” News.com.au quoted Gartner analyst Robin Simpson as saying.
Speaking at the Gartner Symposium 2010 in Sydney, Simpson said senior executives were “buying the things themselves and saying ‘do it’”.
Gartner’s Nick Jones believes enthusiasm with iPad deployments is often running ahead of corporate security requirements.
“The pressure to allow choice is so great people are getting ahead of themselves,” he said and included the latest Google Android tablet PCs in the too-fast basket.
“Android is like the CIO’s worst nightmare - it’s fragmented, it’s immature and it’s popular - how bad can it get.
“We are going to see some interesting and alarming data losses with these devices which will push people to manage them better,” he added. (ANI)