Small Business Authority Points to Rising Tablet Use

In another compelling example of how tablets are changing the ways in which we do business, the latest data from the Small Business Authority shows the enterprise community is rapidly turning to tablets for a wide variety of needs – all of which are being met by the latest technologies.

The latest SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, which culls polling data from 1,100 respondents, reveals that 55% of business owners see themselves using a tablet or other device in the future.

28% of business owners are currently using tablets for their business applications, making tablets the item of choice as only 19% of business owners use laptops and only 17% use desktops for their business applications.

The SBA finds that 45% of business owners say that their next technology purchase will be a tablet, with laptops in a close second at 41%.

“We are surprised but closely focused on the growth of the tablet as a tool for independent business owners,” says Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority. “Our client base in excess of 100,000 business accounts when surveyed indicated that over 50% are utilizing the tablet as one of their several devices for business applications. We are well positioned to serve our clients as the marketplace for tablets and mobile business applications expand.”