Mobility on the iPad
All those debates about iPad 2’s enterprise readiness seem so long ago. Analysts continue to predict that tablet adoption in on the rise with iPad in the lead. Gartner’s recent report on the Media Tablet Market accounts iPad’s market share at 69 percent in 2011, and forecasts at 47 percent in 2015 even with additional competitive tablets entering the market.
Just recently, ZDNet’s blog, UberMobile released a list of 50 largest iPad deployments by enterprises and schools, validating the predicted growth in iPad adoption in the enterprise.
Not surprisingly, we are seeing an increasing interest in iPad with our enterprise customers.
IT managers are showing keen interest in extending enterprise voice and presence to the iPad. Mobile and remote workers will not have to limit their communications on the iPad to email alone. With ShoreTel Mobility, desk-phone capabilities such as extension dialing, transfer and directory query, and UC capabilities such as presence and IM can be extended to the iPad and smartphones.
Here’s a short video of how ShoreTel Mobility works on iPad 2.