Feeds

Big biz nuts about iPad, says researcher

And that's before the new one was announced

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Think tablets are just for folk at home? Think again. New research suggests big business is becoming increasingly keen on the iPad.

The data come from research company ChangeWave which talked to 1600-odd technology buyers in US firms. Around 22 per cent of them said they will be buying tablets during Q2 2012, and of those 84 per cent have picked the Apple product.

ChangeWave corporate tablet purchase plans

Data source: ChangeWave Research

ChangeWave was quick to note that this is the highest level of corporate iPad demand it has ever seen, but to be fair its data only go back to November 2010, and the previous peak, in May and August 2011, was 80 per cent.

Demand among corporate tablet buyers for iPads has never dipped below 77 per cent, the figure recorded in ChangeWave's last such survey, conducted in November 2011.

ChangeWave corporate tablet purchase plans

Data source: ChangeWave Research

The jump since then comes at a cost to other tablet makers, all of which saw demand for their products fall one or two percentage points.

Before you suggest that's the iPad 3 wow factor showing its face and that more reasoned counsels will prevail, ChangeWave carried out its survey in February, before the new tablet was announced, though - it has to be said - while the rumour mill was in full spin.

It's interesting to note the presence of HP among the responses, suggesting that these folk are not merely considering iPads and Android-based tablets but also those running Windows, such as HP's Slate series. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist
By the way, I have a really nice bridge you might like...
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.