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Surveys show that enterprises tablet use is on the rise

One in three U.S. adults now owns a tablet computer, up from 18% last year, according to a June 2013 study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. So what about professional use? Are tablets standard-issue employee equipment? To find out, CDW surveyed professionals from midsize and large business, healthcare, higher education and state and local government to see how these devices are affecting day-to-day productivity.

Tablets in the workplace are fairly new. More than half of the respondents (56%) noted that they’d only been using a tablet at work for one year, and 32% have used a tablet for two years. Only 9% have been using a tablet at work for three years. Many of these tablets (59%) are personally owned, although 34% of respondents use a company-issued device. Some even use both. 

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