How Apple's iPad could impact SMB data storage management

Greg Schulz, analyst with The Storage IO Group, discusses how thin devices could be used in SMBs and what to consider from a storage perspective as these devices gain traction.

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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