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How Apple's iPad could impact SMB data storage management

Apple Inc. announced their iPad this week, to a wide array of responses that essentially ranged from "this is gonna change the world" to "what a sham." Regardless of your take on the merits or failures of the new tablet, there are a number of things to consider from a SMB data storage management perspective if the device (and other thin devices like it) takes hold in the business world.

The iPad is available with a choice of 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash storage and is designed to be used as an access point to applications in the public and/or private cloud rather than as a traditional PC.

Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst with The Storage IO Group, offers his thoughts about how thin devices could potentially be used in small- to medium-sized businesses and what IT pros need to consider from a storage perspective as these devices gain traction.

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Greg Schulz discusses how the Apple iPad could impact SMB data storage management
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  • This was first published in January 2010

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