Apple's iPad 2: 10 Things That Would Make It An Enterprise Winner

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    Don Reisinger

Flash Support

Flash Support

Apple won't do it, but it should add Flash support to iOS. Whether or not it will cause more security problems is debatable. And perhaps more importantly, the enterprise requires Flash in several sites it interacts with every day. It might not make Apple happy, but if the company wants to play nice with corporate users, Flash support is a must.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the updated tablet at some point in the next couple months, making its release likely in the first or second quarter. For consumers, that's probably good news. After all, Apple's tablet has proven to be one of the most coveted technology products in the industry. And by the looks of things, it won't see a reduction in overall demand at any point in the near future. However, the enterprise hasn't been as quick to jump on the iPad train. Although Apple has been saying that its tablet is gaining ground in the enterprise and adoption is on the rise, it's not where the company would want it to be. There are still far too many corporate customers that have no reason to switch to the iPad just yet. And the only way they'll make the jump is if Apple itself finds a way to make them do it. Luckily for those customers and Apple, the company can do just that with the iPad 2. All it needs to do is deliver a worthwhile offering. And it could do that by making sure the following features and considerations are included in the iPad 2.
This article was originally published on 2011-01-25
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.