Tuesday, August 24, 2010

iPads gaining fast acceptance in Corporate America

Windows computers are for serious work, for the business and corporate types.  Macs are for kids, professors, artists.  Right?

When the Apple iPhone first came out in 2007, many companies banned their presence within their organizations.  The fear was that employees would spend all day playing games, watching tv shows, browsing the web, connecting with friends on Facebook, and wasting precious time on other diversionary activities.  But, over the past few months, more and more companies are adopting Apple iPads into their ongoing operational workflows.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mac sales in government and enterprise markets are spiking.  Chicago-based law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP have deployed 50 iPads to attorneys and plan on issuing them to all lawyers as a less costly alternative to laptops.  Mercedes-Benz Financial are sending iPads loaded with credit application software to dealerships and Bausch & Lomb has created an iPad application for its sales people.  In health care, Kaiser Permanente has been exploring the use of iPads in its labs and for displaying medical images and accessing patient records.

Business Insider's Henry Blodget has suggested that 50 percent of all Fortune 100 companies are testing or deploying iPads.

What must the meetings at Microsoft be like these days?


  1. Great. So when do I get my new iPad? I'm eager to get to work! Oh, and I want the 3G version please, not that archaic wi-fi version. That would hamper my productivity.

  2. and there's this...