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Businesses to spend $10 billion on iPads in 2012

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jan 2012, 07:31

The corporate sector has just gotten cozy with iPads in 2011, but in 2012 iPad penetration is expected to become even wider. Apple is expected to sell $10 billion worth of iPads…

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posted on 09 Jan 2012, 10:21 1

1. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

Who is pushing hard for corporate in the OS market right now? Of the "big" mobile OS players, the great thing about large app markets, they can get their devices ready for the corporate world with out having to do any work on their side. The developers do the work for them. Companies like Bomgar, Logmein , and others that have pushed out remote access/tech support apps for the iPad and Android tablets and even their phone counterparts. Just one of many app types making these devices something that corporations and IT guys can use to justify getting them a new toy, I believe both of the mentioned companies released their iOS apps first so Android may get cut short for a bit at least, though the availability of competitive pricing in the android market may help them as budgets are held to scrutiny.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 11:15

2. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Your post mimicks mine.

I have several colleagues in high positions within companies. While they have been anxious to get a free iPad, not one has mentioned the benefits of iPads in this sector of the industry. In fact they have stated that tablets in general are not ready for prime time in replacing laptop PCs which corporations rely heavily on. So, it appears my colleagues have been only lobbying for something to play with away from corporate grasp. And by the looks of forecasts, it seems to be the upcoming trend that plays well with Apple's profit margins once again. But, at what cost to the businesses' customers?

John B.

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