Eversheds eschews BlackBerry in favour of iPad

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  • You can hardly slip an iPad in your shirt or jacket pocket, can you?

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  • Much as I would like my firm to give me an iPad this is just gimmick PR isnt it? You could have an iPad AND a Blackberry but not an iPad instead of one (try holding it for any length of time), and on Eversheds profits I don't think they will shell out to give all the lawyers both somehow

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  • Need both, surely?

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  • It's only going to get harder for the partners to pretend their paying attention during meetings.

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  • I think the Sheds are so trnedy that a jacket is out of the question. In the button down preppy world they would like to inhabit, this is "what it's all about".
    Shame they don't spend more time worrying about eh quality of the legal advice they give, but that's SUCH an old-fashioned thing to do

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  • I think the "shed" is forgetting about the crucial aspect of using a mobile device...the capability to be contactable by telephone. It looks like the firm is trying too hard to look trendy and wasting money when a good old iphone would have done the trick.

    Mind you I guess the partners could waste even more time during meetings by showing off how many apps they each have on their ipads.

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  • Who knew they were that desperate for publicity?

    The iPad has already been shown to be fairly useless when it comes to editing documents, one of the main perceived advantages the device could be said to have over the blackberry.

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  • In the US the BB has not been supplanted by the iPhone due to well documented security concerns. Presumably the same problems will apply to the iPad?

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  • It seems that you would still a phone with you though. I'm not ready to switch entirely to just email and twitter. It would seem to me that the best bet for a company that's just paid "in the thousands" for a pilot test of a new device would want to avoid spending anymore on phones. They've got a load of blackberries lying around, haven't they?

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  • I'd be interested to know what level of security and manageabilty Eversheds is implementing. I can see an iPad as a replacement for a laptop but with no telephone and without RIM's comprehensive back-end management tools and end-to-end security I wouldn't be comfortable with it as a 'Berry replacement.

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