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Yet another example of iPads being used for self-service

I really never get tired of hearing about the application of iPad technology. I do admit that it’s getting a little bit… repetitive. I am slightly frustrated by the planet’s utter dependence on iPads, especially in terms of service innovation. Whether it’s a pub deploying iPads to allow patrons to order food or a hotel […]

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7,000 iPads rolling out across US airport restaurants

I think this is a very, very good idea: Nationwide restaurant operator OTG is deploying more than 7,000 third-generation iPads at its eateries located in three international air hubs after recognizing a strong demand for entertainment in the normally staid airport environment. via iPads on the menu as airport restaurateur goes hi-tech. There are multiple […]

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Can the iPad revolutionise rural Agriculture? Yup…

It’s simply fascinating to watch just how the iPad has been embraced by all sorts of seemingly unlikely industries. Fast Company reports below on the use of tablet technology to help support and manage rural agriculture. Yet another +1 for the iPad, eh? The iPad is a luxury toy. It’s also a powerful, adaptable tool. […]

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Convention Center saves $50k deploying iPads & FileMaker solution

Here’s a useful case study on how the city of Austin’s Convention Center team have used iPads to replace their old paper folders. It’s yet another example of the consumerisation of the information technology departments. The city of Austin’s Convention Center waves goodbye to over-sized, overstuffed paper binders by deploying iPads and developing custom apps […]

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Yet another reminder why Apple really isn’t enterprise ready

I have long maintained that in enterprises a lot of folk are willingly looking the other way from a security standpoint. Remember when you were able to access an iPhone by simply pressing a few buttons on the lock screen? Or rooting the device by simply visiting a website? Here’s another golden gem from Charles […]

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Land Securities deploys MobileIron-enabled iPads to its workforce

It’s getting interesting out there in the enterprise marketplace. More and more FTSEs are feeling the pressure from their employees to get ahead and implement iPads. The benefits of the tablet technology can be quite dramatic — provided you’ve got a slight rose tint and a progressive nature. As we’ve been cataloguing here on Mobile […]

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Bury Council binmen trucks kitted out with iPads

Chalk up another iPad #win for the enterprise! I like a good “iPad’s now being used by…” story, however this one most certainly caught my attention on quite a few fronts. Let’s hear from The Telegraph: The tablet computers will be mounted on dashboards and used to guide binwagon drivers around new routes. The devices […]

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PacSun clothing retailer deploys iPads to shop floor sales associates

Here’s another example of enterprise iPad usage — much like the Lowe’s news this week, it’s clear that businesses are ultra keen on putting smart technology such as the iPad in the hands of their customer-facing people. Right now, sales people in shops are often highly redundant beyond issuing a greeting and helping you pay […]

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NFL’s Buccaneers players get iPads to help their game

Here’s another example of the enterprise use of iPads, although it’s not quite a Fortune 500. No. It’s an NFL team — and rather confusingly (for anyone following RIM’s PlayBook), the iPads are being used to view playbooks (that is, the blow-by-blow game instructions) and videos of previous games. Interesting. The piece below mentions that […]

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Another airline introduces 11,000 iPads for its pilots

I’m doing my best to track sizeable enterprise deployments of tablets. Here’s one I caught via Mashable/CNN: United Airlines announced Tuesday that it is replacing its pilots’ flight decks with iPads. Rather than carry around 38 pounds of operating manuals, charts and logbooks, the 11,000 pilots at United and Continental will use a pre-loaded iPad. […]

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Lowe’s hardware deploys 42,000 mobile devices (and iPhones) to staff

Lowe’s is a massive, massive American hardware chain. They did $48 billion in sales last year. 15 million shoppers flock to their stores every week. I’m pleased to report that they haven’t been waiting around for mobile to hit them.They’ve deployed 42,000 mobile devices to their 1,700 stores (almost 25 devices per store) to help […]

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British Airways considering issue of 1,800 iPads to cabin crew

  The iPad’s march toward enterprise dominance continues with news today that 100 senior British Airways cabin crew team are evaluating the tablets for use in the air. The intent, reports the Telegraph, is for crews to be able to replace the reams of paper (e.g. the passenger manifest) with a funky live (or almost […]