April 03, 2011, 6:32 PM — 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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