How the iPad is changing work, and working together

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Apple tablet computer creating a mobile communion with instant-on, ubiquitous access

In the enterprise, the iPad seems to have a liberating effect on the way people work, and how they engage with each other. It has less to do with CPU cycles and RAM and more with the touch UI, dimensions and weight, and battery life. Here's why.

When Hugh Owen wakes up in the morning, the first thing he reaches for after the alarm clock is his iPad 2. Even before he gets out of bed, he's started reviewing the flock of corporate reports on yesterday's metrics and today's plans.

Owen is director of mobile marketing for MicroStrategy, a McLean, Va., vendor of business intelligence software. He, and others at the company, say the iPad's attributes are leading to unexpected changes in the way people work and work together.

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