Apple’s iPad tablet PC, originally conceived for and embraced by the guy at the local Starbucks, is making its way into the enterprise at a brisk pace.
As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, a new survey has unearthed the inevitable: iPads are not only welcomed but encouraged at some of the world’s largest companies.
“iPad is a great fit for our enterprise customers across a wide range of industries who are looking for ways to increase business productivity and offer greater flexibility,” Michael Antieri, president of the recently formed Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions group, a division of AT&T (NYSE: T) Business Solutions, said in a statement.
Enamored by its form factor and user experience, the iPad has become a hot commodity in the enterprise, according to a new survey by mobile service management software developer Boxtone.
The survey of nearly 1,200 IT administrators and business executives at more than 800 enterprise companies and government agencies found that 73 percent are planning to deploy the iPad and other Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS devices in the next year.