The Weekly Round-Up: Why IT depts find tablets hard to swallow


Tablet PCs are great fun. Whip out your iPad down the pub to wow your mates with all the latest apps, or flash your Dell Streak around in the office to show all your colleagues how much of a gadget guru you are. Bright shiny screen, and nary an ugly keyboard in sight. Truly, tablets are computing the way computing should be.

Who doesn't love a sleek and elegant tablet, you might ask?

The IT department - that's who.

To the IT department, a tablet is not a shiny gadget which, in its slender chassis, embodies the exciting potential of technology to change our humdrum lives into something magical.

No; to the IT department, the tablet embodies confusion, cost and lots of unpaid overtime for the helpdesk. It