One of the findings of an extensive SAP survey into the way CIOs are using software was the number of users that are already viewing the iPad as a business tool.
SAP found that 7% of mobile workers are using it even though it has only been on the market for three months.
I haven't had the chance to play with an iPad yet but based on my experiences with the iPhone it is a good piece of tech but not one necessarily designed for heavy use in a business environment. Happy to be corrected on that of course but too many fingers and thumbs for me to make it something to use all day.
We will have to see how far the iPad can go because potentially the tablet sector is one that is opening up and if the likes of SAP are taking it seriously then perhaps more of us should do so as well.
This was first published in July 2010