“The tablet isn’t yet a standard-issue sidearm in enterprise, but it’s quickly becoming one — led by Apple’s iPad,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
“To wit, Barclays’ latest CIO survey, which shows the so-called ‘consumerization of IT’ in full swing,” Paczkowski reports. “A staggering 93 percent of respondents noted some level of interest in tablets, with 40 percent saying the devices are already in use at their companies, and another 36 percent saying they were either trialing or testing them. Interestingly, 40 percent of respondents described tablets as an incremental hardware purchase. Another 40 percent said the tablets they purchased would be used to replace laptops.”
Paczkowski reports, “And what sorts of tablets are these folks buying or trying? They run the gamut, really — with a strong leaning toward the market leader… Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes explains, ‘We believe that given Apple’s strength in the smartphone and tablet markets the company is seeing higher rates of adoption in the enterprise market as a result of the BYOD trend.'”
More info, including some interesting graphs of the survey results, in the full article – recommended – here.