If Apple's tablet is so great for business, what's holding up the big deployments?
Medtronic bought 4,500 iPads for its sales and marketing teams. Boston Scientific bought 2,000. SAP bought 1,000.
Okay. But where are the rest of the four- and five-figure deployments?
According to Apple (AAPL) COO Tim Cook, 65% of Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying iPads. But from the reports we've seen so far -- including the seven businesses profiled on Apple's website -- there's a lot more testing than deploying going on.
In this regard, the results of a survey published Tuesday by Citrix (CTXS), a Florida-based networking company, are instructive. Of the nearly 5,000 Citrix customers polled, 46% said they use an iPad every day (18% for so-called "mission critical" activities) and 62% said they planned to buy one.
But when asked whether their company was going to purchase iPads, 57% answered no.
Some of the reasons given include:
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