UK businesses embracing tablets
Businesses in the UK are embracing tablet computers with around one in five firms using the gadgets in the workplace.
Data from Equanet highlights that rather than being a consumer-only product the devices are useful for businesses, especially as workplaces become increasingly flexible, reports CRN.
However, many businesses are not yet paying out for the devices, with almost three-quarters of the tablets used in the workplace being employee owned.
Almost every worker (98 per cent) questioned said that using tablets allowed them to demonstrate that their company was up-to-date with the latest technology.
The study also highlighted that the Apple iPad was the most commonly used tablet, beating competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy.
Speaking to the news provider, Paul Barlow, managing director of VAR Servium, said that more businesses are likely to adopt tablets when Windows 8 is released next year.
According to recent data, Apple holds 67 per cent of the tablet market.