If 3D television was the theme of last year's Consumer Electronics Show, tablets seem to be the central theme of CES 2011. I've seen dozens of new tablets from major hardware vendors such as Acer, Asus, Motorola, and Toshiba, and also from relative unknowns in the US, such as Hanvon.
And while I'm glad to see competition in the tablet space, I can't help but wonder if IT departments are ready for this flood of new devices. If your organization already supports Android devices, will you support any tablet that runs Android--at least the software running on it? Will you try to standardize around a single manufacturer, wireless carrier, or operating system? Will you just say "no"?
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.