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Business users: Everything you need to know about the Apple iPad

The Apple iPad has been one of the most popular topics on TechRepublic in 2010. Here's a roundup of the articles we've done to help IT and businesses better understand its impact.

Whether you're a fan of the Apple iPad or not, there's no denying that it has been one of the top technology stories of 2010. Here in Tech Sanity Check, I've done a series of articles throughout the year to help IT professionals and businesses sort out the iPad's impact on the enterprise.

Taken together, the seven articles listed below provide a comprehensive look at the iPad, its strengths and weaknesses, and its potential as a business tool.

1. Apple iPad: The business review

If you're interested in the Apple iPad, you've probably read the initial reviews. Here is TechRepublic's real world review, from a business perspective.

2. Apple iPad: Is there an ROI for business?

The arrival of the Apple iPad was accompanied by a truckload of hype. In this podcast, we suggest it may actually make more sense for businesses than consumers.

3. Apple iPad: The five biggest annoyances

There's plenty to like about the Apple iPad, but there are also serious annoyances that hinder the overall product experience. Here are my top five.

4. Apple iPad for business: Three reasons to love it, three reasons to ignore it

Here are my first impressions of the iPad as a business device. See the top reasons why business should pay attention, as well as the reasons why it's safe to ignore.

5. CIOs say iPad and other slates have a place in business

TechRepublic's CIO Jury sees a place for the Apple iPad and other slate PCs in business. See how they voted and why.

6. Five business scenarios for the iPad and other tablets

Tablet computers have mostly been limited to niche verticals like health care. A new generation of tablets such as the Apple iPad could change that. Learn how.

7. Apple iPad: How will it impact business users?

Lots of people are talking about Apple's new iPad device, but this podcast from TechRepublic and ZDNet analyzes it from the perspective of its impact on business users.

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about how technology is changing the way we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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