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ERIC Number: EJ1015337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
IT Does Not Love iPads
Fredette, Michelle
Campus Technology, v26 n8 p8-11 Apr 2013
On many campuses, iPads have taken over the hearts and minds of everyone. Everyone, that is, except the IT department. These sexy tablets might be the apple of faculty and students' eyes, but for IT directors and their staffs, working with iPads in an enterprise network environment is not the stuff of a love affair. To state the problem simply: iPads are designed for consumer use, and as such, they are not set up for large-scale implementations. They are not even set up for two users to share the same device, much less for sharing over a network. For schools making a major investment in iPads on campus, the solution is a combination of new policies and investment in third party tools for managing the devices. The differences between iPad administration and that of desktop machines or laptops are apparent at all stages of the devices' use, beginning the moment the machines arrive on campus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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