10 Problems Companies Will Face With Tablets In 2011

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    Don Reisinger

Too Many to Choose From

Too Many to Choose From

At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, several companies showed off tablets to compete with Apple's iPad. For consumers, that was undoubtedly a good thing, since they offered more choice than what they've been used to. But for enterprise customers, it was a nightmare. More choice means harder decisions. When it comes to tablets and the enterprise, simplicity is most important.
The tablet market is poised for immense growth in 2011. In fact, some reports suggest the space could see shipments nearly quadruple compared to 2010. And along the way, companies like Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung, and others will benefit in the consumer space essentially. In the enterprise, it's tough to say what device will emerge as the leader. It's possible that RIM's upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will win the day. It's just as likely that the Cisco Cius will win out. And although some companies might not believe it just yet, it's even possible that Apple's iPad or Android-based consumer-focused tablets could win the slate market. Simply put, the enterprise tablet space is up for grabs right now. And companies will be forced to make some big decisions this year when deciding which device to opt for. In some cases, the decision might be easy. But in the vast majority of cases, it simply won't be. There are too many issues facing today's enterprise users for it to be so simple. Read on to find out what kind of issues companies will face when they start thinking about adopting tablets this year.
This article was originally published on 2011-02-18
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.