BlackBerry implosion generating even bigger enterprise gains for iPad, says analyst

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Concerns about the future viability of Blackberry – once the default choice of mobile device for the enterprise market – have further boosted iPad penetration in businesses, according to an analyst quoted by AllThingsD.

Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair theorizes that BlackBerry’s ill-starred attempt to sell itself inflamed concerns about the future viability of the company’s platform and gave corporations good reason to migrate their employees to other devices. That opened up a significant opportunity for Apple — particularly since Android continues to struggle for gains in enterprise [...]

Said Blair, “Our recent work points to tremendous momentum for iPad in the enterprise over the last few months and we believe that this may be one of the most important trends for Apple as we move into the New Year.”

Steve Jobs said shortly after the launch of the iPad that Apple didn’t need to market the device to businesses as “it’s being grabbed out of our hands, anyways” …  Read more

Apple profiles the many ways that iPads can help small businesses [video]

Apple just posted a new video on its iPad in Business page profiling the Theatre Consultants Collaborative, which is a theatre design, planning, and programming company that applies the iPad in just about every aspect of its daily operations. The company employs iPads for everything from budgets, documents, and architectural drawings that exercise AutoCAD WS to conference calls through the GoToMeeting app and Audio Tools for identifying sound frequencies of a performance space.

The next time you walk into a theater or concert hall, take a moment to think about the space around you: the way the lights come up and dim, the way sound carries or doesn’t. Theatre Consultants Collaborative, or TCC, uses iPad to design and build performing arts spaces around the world. The group helps clients establish engineering specifications, plan infrastructure, and arrange interiors to accommodate lighting and sound systems, sight lines, stage rigging, and specialty equipment.

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