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Are Apple's iPhone and iPad relevant to enterprises?

Are Apple's iPhone and iPad relevant to enterprises?

Conventional wisdom says no. Conventional wisdom is often wrong.

The conventional wisdom is that enterprises aren't impressed by Apple's shiny iDevices, perceiving them as a consumer play. Is that a fair assessment? And if so, could it change in the foreseeable future? Let's take a look, in The Long View ...

When it comes to business phones -- so the theory goes -- BlackBerry and Windows are still top-of-mind. When it comes to larger form factors, businesses supposedly want conventional notebooks, not iPads -- but they may be swayed by Windows tablets that are compatible with software they already use.

So, whither the iPhone and iPad in the enterprise?

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