10 vital stats about iPad enterprise adoption

The state of the iPad is strong

Getting the straight scoop on iPad enterprise adoption isn't as easy as it seems. By some counts, education is tops in adoption; by other counts, it's financial services.

Sybase blogger Eric Lai has tallied the stats and here's a hint of what he found:

Schools and government tend to talk about their iPad deployments, for PR and public-disclosure reasons. Banks see no good reason not to remain ultra-private, even as they roll out the fanciest gear.

But there are already equally massive rollouts to talk about. For instance:

- Membership has its privileges, as in the case of Korea Telecom giving away iPads to all 30,000 employees after “reviewing a proposal by its labor union.”

- Thanks Santa! KLA-Tencor gifting iPads to all 5,400 employees in December 2010.

- Forget Harvard. Long Island University deployed 6,000 iPads to students, and may double that by next year.

- Hey boss: as part of its SAP Runs SAP initiative, my parent company has rolled out 3,500 iPads to employees along with a suite of business apps and Sybase Afaria on the back-end for security.

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