Main way folks will use the iPad: working on the go
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Main way folks will use the iPad: working on the go


Sybase (http://www.sybase.com), which specializes in enterprise and mobile software, has announced the results of a survey on mobile device usage, finding that the top reason U.S. consumers would use a tablet device such as the Apple iPad is for working on the go.

The study findings reveal that consumers are increasingly demanding mobile devices that blend consumer and enterprise functionality, exposing an unexpected emphasis on the iPad’s suitability for work-related activities, and demonstrating the iPad’s potential value to information workers. Additionally, the study demonstrates that consumers want more access to information and work applications on their mobile devices, pointing to continuing challenges for businesses in enabling employees to effectively work on the go.

Sybase says the role of new tablet devices such as the iPad has been a subject of great debate recently, and while the study shows that entertainment activities such as watching video and playing games are some of the tasks for which consumers might choose an iPad over a smartphone, work-related activities unexpectedly ranked at the top. With the imminent introduction of the Apple iPad, more than half of smartphone users polled claimed that they are most likely to use a new tablet device like the iPad to conduct work (52.3%).

Surprisingly, the idea of using an iPad or tablet device for work garnered the most interest from smartphone users, while watching movies and television programs, and playing games placed a close second and third respectively (48.2% and 35.4%). Three-quarters of smartphone users surveyed believe that smartphones and forthcoming devices like the iPad make people more productive at work, with one-third of those feeling that the productivity impact is significant.

Despite thousands of applications being made available from app stores today, consumers say they still have limited access to common enterprise applications they need for work, according to the Sybase study. Access to both personal and work information continues to be lacking for most consumers.  For respondents who have data on their mobile devices, the study shows that almost two-thirds estimate they have access to less than 10% of their personal data and work data (59.8% and 69.4% respectively).

Access to work applications is also lacking, with almost three-quarters of respondents claiming they have access to less than 10% of the applications they need to do their jobs (72.3%). 67.6% of respondents with smartphones felt that if they could access twice the amount of information and applications they do today, it would benefit their productivity. When asked about what functions they wished their smartphones had, the ability to connect with work systems, and the ability to watch streaming television shows or movies topped users’ wish lists (27.1% and 27.2% respectively).

The iPad -- now available for pre-order -- is due to hit the stores April 3. At least the Wi-Fi only versions will; the Wi-Fi + 3G model will hit US store sleeves in late April. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.

The Wi-Fi iPad sells for a suggested retail price of US$499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB models. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

 
AAPL
$524.75
Apple Inc.
-6.95
GOOG
$526.94
Google Inc.
-7.87
MSFT
$39.69
Microsoft Corpora
-0.30
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Leo's Fortune (Games)
Leo's Fortune 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure. | Read more »
iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review
iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review By Carter Dotson on April 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: SOLID CONTRACTUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad The long-running baseball simulator returns to mobile with a much-improved entry in the series.   | Read more »
148Apps Live on Twitch: Soccer Rally 2 w...
Soccer Rally 2 from IceFlame Games officially releases on Thursday, bringing perhaps the most realistic car soccer action to the App Store since the original released. David Deacon of IceFlame Games will join us on our Twitch channel to talk about the game, how they tried to improve it over the original, and perhaps playing their game in real life... | Read more »
NightCap Pro Review
NightCap Pro Review By Jennifer Allen on April 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: NIGHT TIME SNAPPINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Taking photos in low light conditions has always been tricky, but NightCap Pro has just made it easier.   | Read more »
Plague Inc. has Mutated Yet Again – We’r...
Plague Inc. has Mutated Yet Again – We’re All Doomed Even More than Usual Posted by Rob Rich on April 23rd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Intake from Cipher Prime Coming to iPad...
Cipher Prime’s Inake is coming to iPad on May 1, as exclusively revealed yesterday on our Twitch channel. | Read more »
Gusto Email App Review
Gusto Email App Review By Jennifer Allen on April 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: POWERFUL SEARCHINGiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad Focusing on making it easy to browse files and photos attached to your email, Gusto is a powerful solution.   | Read more »
New Update Adds Two More Cars to Fishlab...
New Update Adds Two More Cars to Fishlabs’ Sports Car Challenge 2 Posted by Rob Rich on April 23rd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
What’s Up with Readdle? – The Verge Exam...
What’s Up with Readdle? | Read more »
Knight Saves Queen Review
Knight Saves Queen Review By Jennifer Allen on April 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: PUZZLING MASH UPUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Mixing up puzzle elements with Chess-based sensibilities is a fun move for this simplistic looking puzzle game.   | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.