According to this IT Business Edge report chances are pretty high that the iPad will change the way we think about consuming data. Also noted is that business intelligence software provider, Microstrategy, is already offering iPad support in its products.
"While previous tablet offerings failed to take off because they required a stylus to really work, the iPad provides an intuitive display that makes information available to the touch. This not only eliminates the need to train users on how to use it, it also gives users the screen real estate they need to mash up data any way they want, said LaRow.
"That's particularly important because rather than rely on IT departments to deliver BI reports, end users can pretty easily mock up a report in the exact format in which they want the IT department to deliver data. That cuts the deployment process down from months to days, said LaRow."