Closely Held Business World

By Michael Zoller, Esq.

According to a new national survey of owners and CEOs of small businesses conducted by the Business Journals, the use of the Apple iPad by businesses and their employees has nearly quadrupled in the past year.[1]  The results of the survey indicate that the usage rate of the iPad has risen from 9 percent in 2010 to 34 percent in 2011.  And to think, all of this increase occurred before Apple unveiled its “New iPad” on March 7th.  After only its first weekend of sales, Apple announced that the new iPad produced the strongest opening numbers of any iPad version, moving over 3 million units.[2]  Based on these initial sales of the new iPad and a discounted price for the older model iPad 2, it is only likely that this usage rate is going to increase going forward.

The survey cites owners’…

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