"The iPad uses the same security model as the iPhone and iPod Touch, so there's a lot available on it," added Ted Schadler, a principal analyst at Forrester, who describes the device as an "attractive business tool."
A recent survey by Zogby International, commissioned by Sybase (SY), even cited mobile working as the No. 1 reason that U.S. consumers would use a tablet device. Not everyone, though, is convinced that iPads will become a feature of corporate America in the near future.
"Apple is focusing the iPad at consumers, not enterprises," wrote Ken Dulaney, a vice president at tech research firm Gartner, in an email. "Few customers have or intend to pay for these products for employees at this point."
-- Reported by James Rogers in New YorkFollow James Rogers on Twitter and become a fan of TheStreet.com on Facebook.