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11. The Cisco Tablet Is Coming

Tablets appeal to corporate customers. But as more tablets come to the enterprise market, one will stand above the others: Cisco’s Cius. Unlike the competition, the Cius will integrate into existing infrastructure. And thanks to Google’s new attempts at capturing enterprise market share, it’s not a stretch to say that future versions of Android OS, which the Cius runs, will be even more enterprise-friendly.

22. Apple Doesn’t Get the Enterprise

Steve Jobs might not like to hear it, but Apple just doesn’t get the enterprise. It never has, and by the looks of things, it never will. Apple tries to attract the enterprise by forcing it to do things that it’s not comfortable doing. The iPhone is a key example of that, and now, Apple is reviving that strategy with the iPad. Apple’s tablet might do well for now, but as companies start realizing there are better alternatives that don’t force them into a corner, they will opt for those.

33. Google Won’t Have it

Google will play a key role in the elimination of the iPad’s influence in the enterprise. For starters, Google will work with Cisco to ensure Apple’s iPad doesn’t gain a foothold. From there, the company will continue its push for the corporate world out of its sheer desire to dominate Microsoft in that space. If Apple and its iPad start making inroads, rest assured that Google will respond.

44. What’s Next?

Apple hasn’t given any indication of what it will offer in the next version of its iPad. Some say that the device will include connectivity options (a major omission for enterprise customers). In any case, only a drastically different device would adequately serve all the needs of corporate customers. They require integration with existing technologies, connectivity, and perhaps above all else, improved productivity.

55. Apple Is Content With Consumers

Apple is performing extremely well. It has generated record revenue and profits on the backs of consumers. Realizing that, why would it attempt to put all that in jeopardy for the sake of some companies? Apple might be able to expand its market by targeting corporate customers, but it’s doing just fine with consumers. It doesn’t need to waste its time appealing to the enterprise.

66. The Future Is In the iPhone

The real future for Apple in the enterprise is the iPhone. Although the company hasn’t done everything it should to attract corporate customers, its software updates continue to attract more and more companies that are struck by the device’s fine looks, outstanding applications, and first-rate functionality.

77. A BlackBerry Tablet Is Coming

RIM is delivering BlackBerry 6 in the coming days and there is rampant speculation that a BlackBerry tablet is coming soon after. If so, all plans to buy an iPad should be put on hold. The BlackBerry Tablet will undoubtedly run RIM’s software, which means users will be able to integrate the tablet into BlackBerry Enterprise Server. That alone could be the single reason why the Canada-based firm could kick Apple out of the corporate world.

88. Netbooks Have Longevity

Although the iPad is a viable product for some companies, netbooks are just as worthy of a company’s cash. They’re equally mobile, plus they add in a physical keyboard and Windows. They also tend to be more affordable than the iPad.

99. Apple Is Making Mistakes

Apple has done something rather Microsoft-like over the past month: make mistakes. Apple has, at least for the past decade, been a company that makes few mistakes. It provides what most believe are the best products on the market, and continues to innovate beyond the competition’s offerings. But by allowing AT&T to ruin the iPhone 4’s launch and failing to handle the smartphone’s antenna problems, Apple is making itself look bad. Those problems could come back to haunt it in the enterprise.

1010. The Power of Windows

Much of the talk on why Apple might not see long-term success with its iPad in the enterprise has failed to consider one company: Microsoft. The software giant might be going through some tough times, but it still dominates the corporate world. If Microsoft has its way and it leverages the power of Windows for its own good, Apple will be hurt. Microsoft doesn’t want to see the iPad become a success in the enterprise. And it will likely do whatever it can to stop that from happening.