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Survey: Enterprise iPad use widespread

updated 01:10 am EST, Tue November 16, 2010

4,000 Good Technology customers surveyed

A survey done by mobile enterprise app maker Good Technology of 4,000 of its enterprise customers has shown that the financial sector is adopting the iPad as a business tool more than any other single market, though high-tech and healthcare firms are also investing in the mobile device. The company credits the rapid adoption rate to the iPad's ability to perform mission-critical tasks on the go under secure conditions since the release of iOS 3, which had numerous enterprise-level features Good and other data-security firm have built on.

In the survey, companies who have deployed Good Technology's enterprise software for iPad were quizzed about what business sector they belonged to. The results of the survey are skewed by Good's own mix of users, but the company encountered at least some percentage of iPad use in almost every major category of business.

The financial sector was the most dominant, with 36.8 percent of firms surveyed identifying themselves in that sector. High-tech first accounted for 11.4 percent, followed by healthcare with 10.5 percent, the legal profession at 8.8 percent, and government or public-sector firms at 8.3 percent. The rapid adoption rate of the iPad is perhaps one of the more surprising results, given the traditionally conservative nature of technology adoption in that sector. Together, these categories accounted for about 75 percent of iPad use in the survey.

by MacNN Staff



  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    If the enterprise is using it then why are people

    still saying that the iPad is a useless toy and it will never be used in businesses? That sounds like there is some conflicting ideas about the uses of the iPad. Was it Gartner telling enterprise that they should adopt the iPad immediately? What does he have to gain by telling businesses to do that if the iPad will be completely useless to them? I guess this survey only covers a very small amount of businesses. I suppose businesses can't be buying that many of them if iPad sales are falling short of expectations. The iPad is practically the only tablet available in quantity so businesses must be waiting for iPad alternatives. I hope Apple comes out with a professional iPad for business use with equal hardware features to Android tablets if that's what businesses are looking for.

  1. bonaccij

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm not sure...

    ...that anyone has said that the iPad hasn't met expectations. When the device was first announced, everyone said that it would likely sell between 3 and 5 million over the course of its first year. Currently there are over 13 million sold and we haven't even hit the big holiday rush yet.

    Speaking only about the enterprise I work in, we have seen the adoption rate of the iPad skyrocket PAST the iPhone. We have purchased over 800 units within the ipad's 1st 6 months compared to having only about 250 iPhones in over 3 years. I think that is telling. The iPad is already 100% enterprise ready. Anyone who claims it isn't hasn't done the homework. I think people are genuinely in awe of just how well this device has taken off. I also think people like to throw bologna about the iPad in order to try to dissuade people from buying it. It's a shame. It's a great device.

  1. daqman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Enterprise use

    I'm pretty certain that I saw Picard using one, Kirk was a century earlier and was using something like a HP Slate...

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