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Tablet Use Soars in the Office

Tablet Use Soars in the Office

Because many who hold executive jobs are often the first to adopt newer technologies in the workplace, a number of leaders may already be using tablets. The industries that don't use the wireless devices currently may see a spike in adoption soon, many experts believe.

The recent Media Tablet Market Share Tracker report released by ABI Research underscored a first quarter of 2012 spike in tablet sales. More than 18 million devices were shipped during the first three months of the year, which represents a 185 percent year-old-year increase.

InformationWeek reported there are many benefits to using a tablet within an office environment. The source said various locations, from the boardroom to a warehouse could save paper, money and time by using the portable devices.

"A pattern similar to smartphones is also occurring in tablets. Apple and Samsung have demonstrated staying power while other tablet vendors ebb and flow like the tide," ABI consumer research group director Jeff Orr explained.

The survey found Apple's iPad is the sales leader, taking 65 percent of the market with 11.8 million shipments, while Samsung's Galaxy Tab sold 1.1 million units.