Tablet devices like the Apple iPad 2 first caught on in the consumer market, but corporations are starting to embrace tablets as well.
So far these devices have gained ground in the financial services sector, which has adopted the most popular tablet at a rate that is three times higher than any other industry. This success is coming at the expense of competing devices, which have seen sales declines in some cases. The quick adoption of tablets by the corporate world is impressive, and it indicates that the growth opportunity for tablets in this area is huge. Future growth will likely be driven by the development of more corporate apps for tablets. Such apps could include business, accounting and finance apps for professionals. The fact that tablets are now taking corporate market share from the latest smartphones shows that these devices offer some unique advantages to companies, although many corporations are deploying both technologies together.