91 percent of IT professionals use iPad for work

Findings from research firm, IDG, reveal that Apple’s iPad is a hit with IT professionals

January 17, 2012
Apple_logo_stars

According to a global survey conducted by research firm IDG, 91 percent of IT and business professionals use their Apple iPad for work.

This is despite the fact that only a quarter of the devices have been supplied for corporate use.

IT professionals, like consumers, use their iPad for media consumption, with 97 percent of respondents noting that they use the device for reading. However as many as 79 percent of users also use their device “on the road” while working.

The iPad’s success hasn’t really come at the cost of other devices, with only 12 percent saying that their iPad has completely replaced their laptops. An even lower 6 percent of respondents said that their iPad had completely replaced their desktop.

Other highlights of the report include:

  • 70 percent now buy fewer physical books and newspapers
  • 72 percent of iPad owners carry their laptop less
  • 66 percent say the iPad has partially or completely replaced their laptop
  • The survey revealed a robust loyalty to Apple with 83 percent globally stating they would not consider buying a different tablet device next time.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: Apple, Apple ipad, IDG

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Which smartphone do you have?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Great tech deals this weekend

Sale

This weekend consumers can save money on computing gear and other gadgets from major retailers

iPhone 6 trade-in deals comparison

Smartphone iPhone money payments

Would you like to trade in your old iPhone for the new model? Here’s how some of the trade-in deals in South Africa compare

Most pirated, downloaded movies in South Africa

Movie film downloads BitTorrent iTunes DStv BoxOffice

The latest TorrentFreak, DStv BoxOffice, and iTunes statistics reveal the most downloaded movies internationally and in South Africa

Court orders SABC COO’s suspension

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

The Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect, the DA said

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)