I got laid off last week after only working for 3 weeks. Who does hiring when they are about to re-org?
Wow, I had no idea that adding an Exchange email account for your iDevice would give sysadmins that power. Good thing my last company had ActiveSync disabled on their Exchange server forcing me to find alternate ways to get my emails, one of which was a tool that let me set a middle man server to act as a IMAP/LDAP/CALDAV server, sort of a proxy via the WebMail interface. This would keep the admin's off my phone while giving me full functionality.
Are you kidding me? I used my iPad are the office all the time. Granted, I'm not compiling Java on it, but there are plenty of uses over and above email at the office.
It makes a great portable Web-Ex client, as well as GotoMeeting and other presentation formats. It handles documents well. Using iAnnotate lets me markup and read PDF docs.
I also found it great for reading specs rather than killing trees with paper or trying to read them off a computer screen. I can take them with me with ease.
I also have RDP and VNC clients plus a shell terminal (no, not jailbroken) lets me SSH into other boxes and do sys admin work as well as a slew of other network tools available.
Add on top of that the fact that I can do Voip calls and listen to my music all at the same time.
You're sort of proving my point. Just because Apple gives you an inch in the ability to install apps that they control access to, you demand a mile. The iPhone is an appliance - its designed to make telephone calls and interact with the Internet. The iPad is an appliance too with similar features. Nobody called Motorola evil when you couldn't install applications on the StarTac, how is Apple any different?