We have always known that the iPad was gaining popularity within the business environment and this latest news is just another proof of exactly that, according to Bloomberg JP Morgan Chase & Co will give its investment bankers iPads in the nearest future.
A managing director with the New York based JP Morgan said in an e-mail, which obtained by Bloomberg News that:
“We believe there are real benefits in our working environment that can be realized using this device – as well as the personal productivity and enjoyment that come as part of the package.”
The move is significant, it means JP Morgan will distribute iPads for free to all associates in its global investment banking division, and will use it to get email contacts, calendar and attachments using Microsoft Outlook.
This is a thin end of the wedge as Apple continues to build momentum in the tablet market. iPad sales jumped 28 percent to 4.19 million units in the quarter ended Sept. 30, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.