Survey: Apple to Claim 84% of Corporate Market Share Among Tablet Buyers
In a very short period of time, Apple went from being the company the makes "tech toys" to the company that makes leading technologies for the enterprise sector. As the business folks who once exclusively patronized the BlackBerry chuck their RIM devices as fast as shares of AAPL are rising, the iPad is on pace to dominate - and we mean dominate - the corporate market to an unprecedented degree this year.
The latest report from ChangeWave Research culls data from a comprehensive survey of business IT buyers. It found that 84% of companies that plan to invest in tablets during the next quarter say they will purchase iPads. The survey of businesses unequivocally reveals an across-the-board disinterest in any tablet but the iPad.
The remaining 16% of non-iPad tablet buyers will give their business to Samsung (8%), with HP, Asus, Dell, and RIM barely registering on the radar. Not surprisingly, the percentage of companies planning to purchase iPads is "the highest level of corporate iPad demand ever seen in a ChangeWave survey."
Apple's third-generation iPad, which officially goes on sale tomorrow, is expected to sell at least 1 million units in its first 24 hours of availability. And from the looks of it, there's a good chance that the first wave of buyers includes no shortage of business professionals.