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Businesses eyeing iPads for the workplace

A growing number of businesses plan to buy iPads as tablet computers make their way from personal lives into work places, a survey shows.

Slightly more than one-in-five companies said they will buy tablets for workers by the middle of this year, with 84 percent of those purchases to be Apple iPads, according to a ChangeWave Research poll.

The results indicated "the highest level of corporate iPad demand" ever seen in a survey by the US-based, independent research firm.