Good Technology: Financial services heaviest users of iPads in business

Good Technology: Financial services heaviest users of iPads in business

Summary: Financial services companies are the heaviest enterprise users of Apple's iPad followed by the technology and healthcare industries, according to Good Technology.

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Financial services companies are the heaviest enterprise users of Apple's iPad followed by the technology and healthcare industries, according to Good Technology.

Good, which provides corporate mobility software, analyzed the habits of its 4,000 enterprise customers. These customers have deployed anywhere from one to 1,000 iPads.

Here's the breakdown of iPad enterprise adoption by sector.

In addition, Good launched an iPad enterprise app that provides real-time synchronization with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email, calendar and contacts.

Topics: iPad, Banking, CXO, Legal, Mobility, IT Employment, Wi-Fi

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  • These iPad Enterprise usage numbers are all bogus lies!

    The iPad lacks enterprise strength security capability for government, financial and medical institutions and as a result these institutions will never use this Apple Appliance Toy. Its been the consensus all along from noted ZDNet talkback readers that this Apple "game only pad" is only a sub par consumer appliance rather than a serious government and business tool. They have correctly pointed out on numerous occasions that the iPad can not be used in an enterprise setting where sensitive data must be secured.

    Better to wait for the 5000 HP Slates to flood the Enterprise markets and use that professional 9 inch Slate than for companies to invest in the wrong hardware.

    (This should cover just about all the flame bait topics for this article.)
    kenosha77a
    • drink koolaid much? LMAO..

      @kenosha7777 - Ctrix has iPad apps, SAP have iPad apps.. do you think that companies with reputations like that, that secure the files of Furtune 500 companies would risk their reps on insecure platforms?

      so who's should we go with on this one... SAP and Citrix or some anonymous dude on the internet named kenosha7777?? sorry bud.. i'm going with Citrix and SAP.. LMMFAO...
      doctorSpoc
      • RE: Good Technology: Financial services heaviest users of iPads in business

        @doctorSpoc
        Most regular talk back readers know my affinity towards Apple products and my early adoption of an Apple iPad 3G model when it was first available in April.

        I had a touch of whimsical Monday Morning comment urges today. Please forgive my "tongue in cheek" remarks.

        "anonymous dude" .. That knocked me down a notch or two.
        kenosha77a
    • Yeah.. Hey weren't similar things said about the iPhone?

      @kenosha7777
      Also NEVER forget the none replaceable battery!!! That one issue has destroyed the viability of iDevices such as iPods.. Terrible Sales. iPhone... Sales in the basement. Now the iPod.. Never seen a tablet format sell so badly. All because of that battery issue! You'd think Apple would learn!

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
      • RE: Good Technology: Financial services heaviest users of iPads in business

        @James Quinn
        Speaking of battery life, Jim, my iPad's battery performance is still "going strong" after seven months of heavy daily usage. I haven't seen any degradation at all. I wonder what the performance history of other Apple mobile products with non user replaceable batteries have been?

        Mike
        kenosha77a
  • RE: Good Technology: Financial services heaviest users of iPads in business

    Nook Color is better for reading than iPad and better for everything else than Kindle. Nook Color is better for $249. Nook Color screen is supposed to be better (less reflective) for reading than iPad thanks to new LG screen with anti-reflection coating. It allows to watch videos, listen to the music, view Office documents and PDF's. The Nook Color will not run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that does not mean it cannot run them. In fact, they have done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they pretty much run on Nook Color, which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps is not difficult. B&N says it is more like optimising them for Nook than porting them. If you prefer e-Ink screen, the original Nook is still available from BN.
    Nook Color specs:
    - $249 with free shipping
    - 7 inch Color LG Touchscreen 16 million colors with anti-glare coating 1024 x 600 delivering 169 pixels per inch.
    - 8GB built in memory expandable to 32 GB with microSD card.
    - Formats supported: EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4.
    - Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB port
    - OS: Android 2.1
    - Processor: TI 800 Mhz ARM Cortex A8-based, 45nm OMAP3621
    eco733
    • What a "sales" pitch you have there... Good luck with that:)

      @eco733
      I suspect however that after all your efforts you'll find that the iPad sales continue as they have been, and the Nook continues it's sales performance. Just saying....

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
  • Living it ...

    Seeing we are in the financial vertical and put Good Technology in place last year for iPhone support we already do this.

    It's promising. Good has made progress with their iPad client (finally supports full screen mode) Most of the issues left with iPad in enterprise are around the lack of enterprise support from Apple.

    - Lack of AppStore corporate billing / app management
    - iTunes account itself (very consumer based)
    - clunky deployment
    - iTunes requirement for activation / upgrades

    The bottom line is both Good and Citrix ad to your overall cost to deploy / support iPads. But if you require the security and managment of these devices it's needed to have some control.
    MobileAdmin
  • RE: Good Technology: Financial services heaviest users of iPads in business

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