News Round-Up 12/22/12: iPad Mini Impacting Enterprise, iPhone's and iPad's Share of SMB, and Quiet Success in China

How the iPad Mini is Impacting the Enterprise

Enterprises must consider their complete mobile ecosystem from OS maturity to IT Infrastructure in order to provide secure services to their end users. Tablet and, in particular, iPad adoption within the enterprise has taken place rapidly over the last couple of years, ousting laptops as the preferred business tool for interacting with your enterprise while on the move.

Apple's iPhone takes 68.2% of new small & medium business smartphone activations
A new survey of small- and medium-size business smartphone activations found that Apple's iPhone controls the lion's share of growth, while the iPad represents nearly all tablets sold.

Apple Looking to 2013 as iPhone 5 Shifts Two Million on Chinese Launch
Despite the lack of huge queues and choatic scenes, Apple has announced sales of two million units to Chinese customers over the three-day launch period of the iPhone 5. But now all eyes will be on Apple's plans for 2013. 

iPad goes to work as troubleshooter in the field

In the town of Haverhill in northeast Massachusetts, some 58,000 residents depend on a 32-year-old water treatment plant to deliver 5.5 million gallons of fresh water per day. Six plant operators take turns on-call seven days a week between the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. to troubleshoot problems. One iPad is at the center of it all, sounding the alarm.

Apple Breaks Ground on 1-Million-Square-Foot Texas Outpost
You’ve heard about Apple’s Cupertino spaceship. Now meet the company’s Austin, Texas crash pad. Over the past few weeks, Apple has started work on a new 39-acre campus that will be the future home of the company’s America’s Operations Center.

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