“Whatever the collection of reasons, the iPad seems to be the first Apple product that corporate IT shops are looking at with their blinders off and the Macalope didn’t expect that.”
I think that this fundamentally misunderstands whats happening on the ground. In the mid-90s I remember PCs arriving in offices, purchased on the stationary budget and network cards for PCs on expenses.
Employees are buying and using iPads. IT departments are hating it, it’s just that they don’t have the choice.