Much has been written on the subject but from where I sit, this transformation is even more remarkable because within the corporation or business – adoption of any new Apple technology has mostly been a taboo subject.
The obvious reason being; for the past couple of decades – ICT Information Communication Technology systems administration – (the business crown jewels) has largely been a Microsoft or RIM held bastion. Therefore it’s not surprising there’s very little Apple IT experience or knowledge. Yet of late – the ‘IT’ department is being inundated from eager employees, management or the CEO – “when will we be able to use this magical iPad device?”
Not surprisingly the enterprise IT or business leader is now looking for a trusted Apple partner to ensure everything ‘just’ works or worse isn’t sabotaged from within by the IT status quo whom feel threatened!
Therefore, there’s an urgent need – for new Mobility integration and deployment specialists (and this is an important bit) with both MSFT and AAPL enterprise credentials.
Apple Inc. – through the new ACN (Apple Consultancy Network) certified accreditation program is now helping to raise the professional integration bar – to ensure the levels of support match what’s expected and required within the enterprise and wider IT business community.
And when both these planets align – something magical really does happen. Over the past 12 months through Rype I’ve witnessed – the transformation of many IT managers and CIO’s whom now embrace and welcome change, Think Different, and rapidly becoming enthusiastic and passionate Apple advocates.
When technology gets out of the way – it’s as though the child like quality of fun is unleashed. At the user level, there’s real interest from all involved including senior management. More happy faces, improved staff morale, individual productivity and customer service and satisfaction are up a notch. But perhaps the greatest transformation of all is – there’s new-found passion and committment within the enterprise and workplace towards discovery, innovation and creativity – the holy grail of any organisation.
iPad within business and the enterprise?