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Published: 30 Apr 2013
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This article is part of the May 2013 issue of Go for green

The iPad is used in enterprises today but will it ever be a true corporate device or just one that IT departments create workarounds to support? Bring your own device (BYOD) programmes are being introduced at businesses to give staff the freedom to select the device they want to use at work. These programmes might involve the employer paying and supporting the devices or just supporting them. Either way, Apple’s iPad appears destined to populate corporate offices. But Matthew Oakeley, global head of IT at assent management firm Schroders, believes iPads will never be a true corporate device because they do not integrate seamlessly with Microsoft. 'We are not friends' “I bet a lot of people bought iPads for work but don’t use them for work," he told Computer Weekly in a recent interview. "The real problem is that, if you run a Microsoft Windows estate, you want something that can talk to it.” Oakeley said the lack of interoperability between Apple and Microsoft was unlikely to change. He relates how, at an event, he asked Microsoft Steve Ballmer CEO when ... Access >>>

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