6. The iPad-ization Of The Data Center
Apple's release of its iPad tablet device ignited the development of a whole host of business applications which are already impacting the data center.
Some of those applications, such as the Wyse PocketCloud and the Citrix Receiver for iPad, let the iPad monitor and manage data centers from remote locations. Other apps let the iPad take the place of PCs for nearly any type of business application from word processing and spreadsheets and presentations to mobile banking to e-mail.
However, such applications bring dangers to the data center not imagined last year, especially in terms of security and the possibility of losing important company data, which means data center administrators have to look for ways to control their users' use of the iPad.