The release of the Apple iPad has led to the expected flurry of creativity by developers. Unlike the iPhone, which entered the market squarely aimed at the consumer segment, the iPad is being given a big initial welcome by business users and developers.
Indeed, the nature of the new device and the general maturation of the industry are making the iPad a potential hit on the business circuit. Sybase recently released a survey – done by Zogby International and directed by Bite Communications for Sybase – that identified the ability to be more productive at work as the leading reason mobile device-savvy people would buy an iPad.
Click through for more info on 11 iPad applications that have real value at the office.
Adobe Ideas enables sketching of a design concept or other image while browsing through photos on the device.
The GoToMeeting App for the iPad enables collaboration and attendance in online meetings.
WebEx Meeting Center for the iPad is a free business app that enables meeting participation and other activities.
MobileIron Sentry offers a dashboard view of smartphone connection activity, identification of unauthorized or risky access, and blocking of rogue devices and policy settings.
StumbleUpon for the iPad enables users to stumble iPad-ready pages in all saved topics and StumbleThru channels.
The Memeo Connect Reader is a document reader that automatically syncs all documents stored in Google Docs and makes them viewable on the iPad. A high number of document formats are supported.
The Roambi App for the iPad turns reports and data into interactive mobile dashboards that provide real-time information for decisions and impromptu presentation creation.
The Box App for the iPad from Box.net provides a cloud content management that lets users access, share and interact with business content. It features a two-pane interface.
The Wyse PocketCloud enables secure access to a desktop from an iPad (as well as an iPhone or iPod).
LogMeIn Ignition for iPad allows one-click remote access to Windows-based PCs, Macs and other computers.
QlikView HD for the iPad uses associative search technology and interactive capabilities to offer mobile touch-based and interactive business intelligence.