Apple's iPad not ready to do business

Apple's iPad an immense headache and a complication for business IT. The product is not mature enough to be a viable alternative to traditional workstations.

The iPad is an amazing innovation and I applaud the creative thinking that has gone into it. The only unchanging element of IT over the past 25 or so years has been the keyboard and mouse but now these tablet technologies are spawning a complete rethink.

However, it is also an immense headache and a complication for business IT. The product is not mature enough to be a viable alternative to traditional workstations.

The iPad will once again turn IT into the naysayers who are seen as not adopting the new technology or at the very least as the people putting rules in place to limit iPad exposure in our work environments.

For more on this story, read Naked CIO: Apple's iPad - why it's iBad for business IT on silicon.com.