80 Percent of Fortune 100 Companies Onboard with iPad

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The iPad is gaining more traction in the enterprise market with more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies either already using the devices, or ramping up support for the multimedia tablet. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer discussed the iPad adoption rate during the company’s first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

“Enterprise CIOs are adding iPad to their approved device list at an amazing rate,” Mr. Oppenheimer said. “Today over 80 percent of the Fortune 100 are already deploying or piloting iPad, up from 65 percent in the September quarter.”

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The iPad is Apple’s multimedia tablet device with a 9.7-inch multi-touch display. It runs iOS, just like the iPhone, supports titles from the App Store, includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, sports video and music playback, and includes the iBooks ebook reader and the iBookstore.

A growing list of business related apps are springing up for the iPad, too. Companies are using the tablet for data creation and review, remote network access, and more.

The iPad’s popularity is helping Apple’s bottom line, too. “Recognized revenue from sales of iPad and iPad accessories during the quarter was $4.61 billion,” Mr. Oppenheimer said.

Apple reported first quarter revenue at US$26.74 billion, up 71 percent year over year, with earnings up some 78 precent annually at $6 billion. The company sold 4.13 million Macs, 16.24 million iPhones, and 7.33 million iPads.

Apple is currently trading after hours at $345.45, up 4.45 (1.31%). The company’s stock closed at $340.65, down 7.83 for the day.

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I think where the iPad will own the market and establish itself is in the Education and Medical fields. That is where such a device really makes sense and the software we are seeing now seems to suggest that this may be where a strong foothold will be established.

With a predicted 45 million iPads to be selling this year I think that Apple is poised to really do well in this market. There will not be the same subsidizing of the units as there was with Android phones so the Android tablets will have to compete at a higher price point.

We will see if Android tabs can get a strong presence or if Apple can just over-run the market. I think the Android Tablets will do fine and they will offer more versatility in that they will be more capable of acting like a computer for people not just a media tablet. I could be wrong.

I think the iPad 2 will make people very happy and will push the envelope a bit further along to maintain its competitiveness.


My wife works for a private practice with an elderly doctor.  I was in the office chatting with them and he is upgrading to a different software package.  Never thought I would hear him say it, but as he was talking about the new stuff he was going to buy he said he would also have an iPad that he will carry around with him that was totally integrated into the new software he was getting.  Small-town old doctor just a few years from retirement and he will be working with an iPad shortly.  if this doesn’t reflect the iPad’s integration into the Medical field, I don’t know what does!!



I remember back in when I was in Medical school, it was always talked about that Tablet Pc’s would be all the rage and would cut down on medical record errors and perscription errors.

14 years later it is nice to see that it can finally happen.


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There is just a ton of reference material and integrating the iPad into all aspects of the small medical practice or hospital just makes a lot of sense.

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