…can be seen in this Mashable post where a “hospital district in Visalia, California, has ordered 100 iPads to provide staff with access to rudimentary applications like e-mail, as well as X-ray images, EKG results and patient monitoring programs around its five sites.”
This makes great sense. The iPad has the benefits of printed material that a laptop does not, and it has the benefits of a computer that printed material does not. I can eventually see them preloaded with business specific applications. For example, new employees might get one preloaded with everything they need to know about their new company. Visitors could sign in on them. Couriers could use them for deliveries. The list goes on and on.