The usefulness of the iPad (and tablets generally) for the workplace isn’t in question, even when they pose challenges for IT management. However, a global survey of iPad use by IDG Connect suggests that Aussies are behind the curve when it comes to using the iPad in work enviroments.
As the diagram above shows, while plenty of Australians appear to be using their iPad to access work emails out of hours, rather less than the global average are doing so in the office. Only one in five users was given their iPad by work, and “levels of usage on the move are the lowest in the world”.
That delayed uptake might be partially attributed to the late release of the original iPad in our market, but that wasn’t the case with the iPad 2. But that doesn’t explain the relative lack of enthusiasm, especially for travel applications, where we have the relative luxury of three carriers.
If you use your iPad in the office, where is it most helpful? Share your thoughts in the comments.