9to5 Mac writes today about a new survey from research firm IDG called “iPad for Business 2012”, which looked at how the iPad is used in business. The worldwide survey found that 91 percent of businesses that use iPads are using them chiefly for work purposes, even though only around a quarter of iPads were supplied as corporate tools. According to the survey, both consumers and business professionals use their iPads for media consumption, although the type of media they like to access is different, with professionals preferring text-based and work-related media. The survey also found that business professionals differed greatly from consumers in the degree to which they use their iPads away from home, with the IT and business professionals using them far more often on the road than anywhere else. Seventy nine percent of IT pros said that they “always” use their iPad on the move, and 59 percent “always” or “sometimes” use it in offline mode. IDG pointed out that when referring to “road” use, it included planes, trains, automobiles, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, conference halls and meeting rooms, despite the fact that only 40 percent of iPads sold have 3G.
Source: IDG: 91 percent of business pros use iPad to get things done as workers ditch their work notebooks | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence