Barclays Bank – one of the UK’s leading banks – has purchased 8,500 iPads. As The Channel reports, this is thought to be one of the largest rollouts of any tablet device in the UK financial sector.
According to a Barclays PR person one of the reasons for selecting the iPad was staff demand. The iPads will be put to use in Barclays branches to “interact with customers, improving the customer experience”. The bank is starting to use them throughout their UK branches and will be running a custom designed app for the iPad called Mortgage Brain.
So iPad momentum keeps on growing in the financial sector, healthcare, education, in local, state, and national governments, with commercial airlines, professional sports teams, and businesses of all shapes and sizes. Not bad for a device that Microsoft says is just for playing game and watching movies on.