Medtronic CIO buys 4,500 Apple iPads for employees

“Medtronic Inc., which makes medical devices, may be one of the earliest and biggest corporate buyers of Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet. CIO Michael Hedges has purchased 4,500 iPads for his company, which employs 40,000 people,” Patrick Thibodeau reports for Computerworld.

Thibodeau reports that Hedges bpught the iPads “because they offer instant access to data and video, a particularly important attribute when showing product information to customers. Hedges added that the iPad’s instant-on capability was a key feature for the business.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. The medtronic reps come by all the time to the cardiac catheterization lab with their iPads. Beyond the convenience of having all their fancy power point presentations readily available in a portable device, they are finding that doctors are paying more attention to their presentations because they are intrigued by the iPad. It certainly gets my attention. The downside is that they are very worried of leaving it alone for just a second versus when they used to have their big laptops.

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