If you have been disappointed with the iPad’s functionality in terms of business, you may be happy to hear that iOS 4.2 should improve things, if you check out this recent PCWorld article you can see some of the many ways iOS 4.2 does just this.
If you are using your iPad for business use you may have more apps installed than the average user, this may make your tablet quite cluttered and unorganized, however once iOS 4.2 is installed you will be able to tidy things up by putting shortcuts in folders.
Business users will be extremely interested in being as productive as possible, at the moment the iPad has a huge bottleneck in its one app at a time setup, however the iOS update will bring multitasking, which means you will be able to create documents, whilst checking your email and browsing the web.
In terms of enterprise usage there are multiple improvements, firstly you will be able to unify multiple e-mail accounts into one inbox, this is great for productivity and extremely important for many enterprise users. If you are a network administrator you may know that the iPad doesn’t really offer much in terms of networking connectivity and administrative management, however iOS 4.2 will introduce new security features and device management tools.
Finally some businesses need more than just English language support, iOS 4.2 will introduce a variety of international keyboard and dictionary options, this versatility will undoubtedly improve the iPad’s appeal.
I feel that this update needs to really improve business functionality, if not they are running the risk of losing enterprise users to rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, HP Slate and BlackBerry Playbook.
Which of the new enterprise-related features are you looking forward to the most?