The iPad at Work: Consumerization, Security and Support

Dec.10.10 | About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Apple’s iPad is making its way into a company near you, but there are a lot of crosscurrents in adoption.

Earlier this week, Citrix (NASDAQ:CTRX) posted the results of a survey of 4,951 people. These people were Citrix customers who are interested in the iPad or using the device already.

Among the crosscurrents:

  • 62 percent say they will buy the iPad for work. However, 57 percent said their companies aren’t buying them. Talk about consumerization.
  • 91 percent of respondents said they will use the iPad primarily for productivity applications and another 68.8 percent cited collaboration as the primary use.
  • Email was the primary use for the iPad by far (95.4 percent).
  • 44.5 percent of respondents said the iPad is convenient for work, but they haven’t used it a lot. 42 percent said that they are more productive and use the iPad daily.
  • 72 percent of respondents said their companies will give them access to corporate resources on their personal iPads.
  • 28 percent said their companies are shutting out the iPad. Of that group, here are the biggest reasons why the iPad is being shunned.

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