Corporate Tablet Buyers Overwhelmingly Eyeing the New iPad

The iPad has quickly transitioned from the ultimate tech toy to the preeminent tool of choice for the broad enterprise community.

According to the findings of a new survey put together by the folks at ChangeWave Research, the iPad has no serious competition in the tablet space among interested enterprise buyers.

Going forward, better than one-in-five companies (22%) say they’ll be purchasing tablets for their employees during 2nd Quarter 2012, and the percentage reporting they’ll buy Apple iPads has jumped to the highest level of corporate iPad demand ever seen in a ChangeWave survey.

In short, 84% of companies planning to buy tablets next quarter will purchase Apple’s hugely popular touchscreen iPads. Samsung only curries favor with 8% of prospective buyers, and HP, Asus, Dell, and RIM all failed to make any noticeable dent.

The impending release of the new iPad is also having an impact on business purchases of tablets made by other manufacturers. The ChangeWave survey shows an across-the-board decline in next quarter buying of tablets from other manufacturers.

To read more about the popularity of the iPad in the enterprise space, check out the complete findings of the ChangeWave survey here.