Why one company bought 4,500 iPads

At tech conferences, no shortage of Apple's tablet

ORLANDO -- The increasing ubiquity of Apple's iPad is evident in airports and technology conferences, especially. The tablet's use is so widespread that an army of hands was raised when Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff asked on stage at a Gartner conference here how many people were using the tablet.

"The computer wasn't even available a year ago," said Benioff, who was making a larger point about the pace of change in the tech industry. "I never have seen anything like what's happening now."

"The level of innovation that I see coming from this next generation of leaders is awesome," he said.

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