Apple’s iPad has the almost completely undivided attention of corporate IT departments right now. It’s far from the only tablet out there, yet according to a ChangeWave Research survey of 1,604 businesses, IT buyers are interested in little else. In February, of the 22 percent of businesses planning to purchase tablets, 84 percent of those IT folks said they planned to buy iPads for employees sometime in the next quarter.
That number of IT buyers making plans to order iPads has gone up 7 percent in just three months. Here’s a graph showing the change in demand among those surveyed by ChangeWave over the past 15 months:
It’s possible that 84 percent number is even higher now, considering that this survey was conducted weeks before Apple introduced the new iPad with the Retina display and 4G networking option, as well as before it dropped the entry-level price to $399 for the iPad 2.