iPad near top of small business wish lists
There seems to be no end to the sales potential of the iPad. A new customer survey conducted by B2B daily deals service RapidBuyr (http://www.RapidBuyr.com) has found that mobile technologies and travel deals top the list of purchases that small business owners plan to make in the coming year.
Not surprisingly, tablet computers, like the iPad, appear to be in high demand, with 49%t saying they intend to purchase one in the next six to 12 months. In addition, 44% plan to buy mobile phones, which can only be good news for the iPhone.
Perhaps related to the mobile demand, travel services also top the list of planned expenditures, with 62% of respondents planning air travel, while 55% will need hotel rooms. Restaurants and rental car services also show strong demand, at 38% and 34%, respectively.
"These results underscore just how important having access to the latest technology can be for small businesses to allow them to get more done with fewer resources," says Pete Angus, director of marketing with RapidBuyr.
Apparently Apple will continue to make in-roads into the business market -- even if the gains almost seem like an afterthought on the company's part.
-- Dennis Sellers