10 signs you can bring an iPad to work

Can you bring your iPad to work without ridicule?

Can you bring your iPad to work? Or will you get in big trouble? With a nod to David Letterman's Top Ten list Signs You've Purchased a Bad iPhone, here are our signs that grease the wheels for iPads to roll into the enterprise.

[ Considering the iPad 2? Check out these 15 best iPad apps for newbies, reports CIO.com. ]

10. CEO has long hair and calls you "Dude."

9. Your boss has a picture of Steve Jobs hanging on his wall, a Steve Jobs plush doll on his desk, makes Steve Jobs cheese heads for parties-creepy!

8. The intern snickers, "Nice Newton PDA, Grandma."

7. Your co-workers let you in on a secret: a rogue wireless router that keeps iPads free from detection.

6. You tell your boss, "I saw you with an iPad, so naturally ... "

5. Executives play Angry Birds during company meetings.

4. There's a real business case for your company with the iPad (sure).

3. You're in high school, everyone's doin' it, deuces!

2. IT department, in charge of restricting iPads, has been outsourced to India.

1. You are the IT guy.

Tom Kaneshige covers Apple and Networking for CIO.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @kaneshige. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Tom at tkanshige@cio.com

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