84% of IT business buyers to purchase an iPad over the next 90 days

84% of IT business buyers to purchase an iPad over the next 90 days
Demand for the iPad has been huge and you don’t need the studies to see it - shipping times for the third-gen iPad have slipped to a couple of weeks, and it’s only been a few days since Apple unveiled the tablet. Apple has also confirmed the obvious: iPad demand is “off the charts,” Cupertino said for USA Today.

But while this says a lot about general demand, what about the new iPad’s success with corporate clients? A new ChangeWave Research study of “1,604 business IT buyers” revealed that 22% of the companies have decided to streamline productivity by buying tablets.

84% of those companies are planning on getting the iPad within the next 90 days. Samsung-made Android tablets and the Kindle Fire only managed to get marginal piece of the pie with 8% and 6% respectively.

Corporate interest in the iPad is at record levels as even after the iPad 2 launch it was “only” around 80%, and now it’s even higher. A similar analysis by The Business Journal saw iPad usage growing four-fold among small business last year.

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1. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Another Apple article tellin' the same thing. Of course, demand for the new iPad is gonna be sky-high. No doubt about it. Afterall, it's a resolutionary product of the most "innovative" company!

13. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

I think the point was to show how lots of businesses are starting to attempt to increase productivity by purchasing and using tablets, which is really cool. I think this is what tablets are great for!

16. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I really don't see why! I have an iPad2. It's good device, but it's not a productivity tool! Smart businesses will hold out for a 3G/4G capable Android Transformer or Windows 8 Transformer type devices. It just makes more business sense to be able to connect a mouse/memory stick and have a decent keypad with a "tab" button for example.

2. dejahu

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Surprising that these companies would list the Samsung Android tabs as their preferred alternative to the iPad than an Asus Prime. Shows that the market's focus is overwhelmingly fixed on the iPad and is unaware of what the current superior Android tablet is.

3. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

God pre ordered the Apple iPad 3...and had to go on a waiting list.

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

But the Devil already got his!!! It was part of the deal he and Jobs made...

7. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

It says mines gonna ship on 19th,what's your date?

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh boy, this world is screwed...Big businesses being run by Apple products? I hope the world ends by then...

6. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

84% of the 22% of the1600 of IT buyers that will streamline is not huge demand! There is huge demand for the iPad but this survey does not point to that demand.

8. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

That means 295 out of 352 companies are gonna get ipads!

10. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Which is not a big amount when you look at 1600

14. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Still huge demand, but I agree with pointing out the 84% or 22% fine print. By the title of this article, one might assume 84% of all business IT buyers are planning on buying the iPad, because that is exactly what the title says. In reality, only 22% of business IT buyers are planning on buying tablets, and 84% of those individuals are choosing the iPad. In short, the number in the title should be less than 19%, at least if the goal were accuracy and not sensationalism.

9. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

i think the businessmen need simple OS and very rich app store..

11. toystore

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

sorry I forgot to mention that survey was only in "Cupertino town" ...


Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

IT LOOKS LIKE TRUE ios apps some are qwality premium BUT STILL RESTRICTED

15. Bigbluetundra

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

75% of the time, it works everytime....

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