Now, everyone knows that Steve Jobs
first announced the iPad in January 2010 as a device for games, videos, music, web, books and
magazines, but it is also making workers more productive in the corporate environment. The iPad
is a great note taker and note pad for multimedia, and replaces the legal pad, voice recorder, laptop and much more.
Corporations who have recently turned
to the iPad include Wells Fargo, SAP, Tellabs and Mercedes.
thing has taken the world by storm,” Ted Schadler, vice president and principal analyst
at Forrester Research Inc. told Goldberg LLC of NY Research:
He Revealed how the iPad
is being used:
- Wells Fargo used two of the first shipment of 18 iPads to demonstrate financial
products at an investors’ conference in June.
- At SAP, it’s a top-down adoption: when Bob Enslin,
North America president at SAP travel only with a Blackberry and an iPad.
which designs and manufactures telecommunications equipment for service providers, paired with SAP and Sybase
for an iPad app to quickly approve customer orders.
- Some 38 Mercedes Benz dealerships are
testing the iPad program, which uses the company’s MB Advantage software. The sales staff
can scroll through info on the latest offers, check rebates and start running the credit application while the customer sits
in the Mercedes they are interested in buying.
Last month, Apple said it sold 3.7 million iPads
within 90 days of its release. They may sell 11.7 million iPads by the end of 2011, says
Steve Karooe, a Kaufman Corp. analyst.
The iPad could be the device that finally makes it a totally
real sector, the paperless office.