invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“As global accounts director at Altus, Inc., Michelle Klatt’s job is to visit Fortune 500 companies and demonstrate her firm’s video management software,” Maria Korolov reports for Network World. “When the iPad came out a year ago, she was all over it.”

“‘I was one of the first salespeople to get one,’ she says. ‘I fought very hard.’ Her company’s videos look ‘absolutely beautiful’ on the iPad, she says,” Korolov reports. “And once the sales presentation is over, she uses her iPad to update the Salesforce.com entry for the sales prospect, log the meeting, send out follow-up e-mails, manage her LinkedIn contacts, and do other job-related paperwork. ‘I do everything on the iPad,’ she says. ‘It’s really my laptop when I want it to be, but it’s far lighter.'”

Korolov reports, “Klatt is at the leading edge of a growing wave of enterprise customers who are adopting the iPad for business use. ‘Enterprise CIOs are adding iPad to their approved device list at an amazing rate,’ Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said recently. ‘Today, over 80% of the Fortune 100 are already deploying or piloting iPad, up from 65% in the September quarter. Some recent examples include JPMorgan Chase, Cardinal Health, Wells Fargo, Archer Daniels Midland, Sears Holdings and DuPont.'”

Much more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]