Are Apple's iPhone and iPad relevant to enterprises?

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Conventional wisdom says no. Conventional wisdom is often wrong.

The conventional wisdom is that enterprises aren't impressed by Apple's shiny iDevices, perceiving them as a consumer play. Is that a fair assessment? And if so, could it change in the foreseeable future? Let's take a look, in The Long View...

When it comes to business phones -- so the theory goes -- BlackBerry and Windows are still top-of-mind. When it comes to larger form factors, businesses supposedly want conventional notebooks, not iPads -- but they may be swayed by Windows tablets that are compatible with software they already use.

So, whither the iPhone and iPad in the enterprise?

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