Many corporations that banned the iPhone from employees are now replacing notebooks with iPads for increased productivity and ease of transportation. According to a new Wall Street Journal article, there are more than 500 applications specifically built for iPad-toting business people, and a few big companies are taking advantage of them.
According to a statement by Apple Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tim Cook, nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies are either in a process of testing or deploying iPads for internal use.
PCs have always had a leg up in the corporate world because they were so much cheaper than Macs. Never mind that Macs could open PC formatted documents and write to PC formatted discs, never mind that Macs represented a safer, stabler platform. PCs ruled the day. But now another Apple product is making in-roads to big business.
Yahoo Finance reported today that the Enterprise Desktop Alliance's annual survey shows that 66% of IT administrators expected the number of Macs in their sites to increase this year. The leading reasons for more Macs were user preference, increased productivity, and ease of technical support.