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Apple iPad and the enterprise

Plus, Microsoft's Visual Studio SP1 beta and mobile PC sales

December 8, 2010
Microsoft spins out Visual Studio SP1 beta
The Register
Kelly Fiveash writes about Microsoft’s Visual Studio SP1 beta.

“General availability of the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 test build will kick off tomorrow, said MS. The final version of the service pack is due to arrive in the first half of next year. Interestingly, the beta comes loaded with a ‘go live’ licence, which allows customers to drop the test build into ‘production-related work.’”

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Apple sells more mobile PCs than Dell
Register Hardware
Tony Smith recaps the mobile computing market as it stands today.

“Apple is now a more successful global seller of mobile computers than Dell, according to new third-quarter numbers from market watcher DisplaySearch. The catch: it has to include iPad sales to do so. According to DisplaySearch, Apple shipped 6.3m mobile computers – media tablets, laptops and netbooks, basically – in Q3 2010. Dell came in just behind it with shipments of 6.1M units. Those figures give the two firms respectively 12.4 per cent and 11 per cent of the world mobile PC market.”

Survey on iPad in enterprise: Thumbs up!
ZD Net
David Morgenstern writes about an informal survey that looked at the Apple iPad in the enterprise.

“An informal survey of more than 5,000 Citrix customers point to the popularity of the iPad among businesses and the enterprise, and to the still spotty response by IT management for access to company resources. Support within organizations appears strong: some 72 per cent of respondents said they currently have access to corporate resources. More than 60 per cent of respondents said they were prepared to purchase an iPad for work. Company purchases of iPads came to 43 per cent. The number of people depending on the iPad and using it daily (46 per cent) is remarkable given it’s only been on the market for seven months. In fact 13 per cent say the iPad is mission critical for their job. If a business can increase employee productivity and respond faster to customers, the payback can be significant.”

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