HP WebOS Tablet: 10 Things It Must Do to Compete With Cisco's Cius

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    Don Reisinger

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1. Have a Clear VisionPart of the reason why Cisco's Cius tablet could be so successful is the company's clear vision of what it wants to achieve. Unlike Apple's iPad, which is on one hand a consumer product, and another hand, an enterprise solution, Cisco's Cius is designed specifically for corporate customers. HP must understand workers and provide them with what they need.
With news that HP has decided to trademark the name, PalmPad, speculation is heating up over when the company will be offering its WebOS tablet to customers. So far, HP hasn't offered many details on what users can expect from its tablet. There hasn't even been an indication of whether it will be targeted at consumers or enterprise customers, or both groups. More than likely, HP will offer the PalmPad to both enterprise customers and consumers, since the company performs quite well in both of those sectors. And recently, HP indicated that such a device would likely be offered through its channel partners. It's the enterprise focus that could make or break HP's WebOS tablet. With Cisco soon offering the Cius to compete in the corporate world, and Apple's iPad still dominating in the consumer market, the time has come for HP to find at least one space where it has a chance of doing well. That single space is the enterprise. But in order to be successful, HP must have the right strategy in place. It can't simply be the iPad. Instead, it needs to do several things to beat the Cisco Cius. Here are 10 of them
This article was originally published on 2010-07-29
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.