In the start of a potentially world-changing trend, corporations are beginning to buy Apple's iPads and develop applications for them.
In doing so, the companies are breaking free from the vice-grip lock that Microsoft and Intel have had on their business for the past two decades.
The iPad-adoption stories are mostly anecdotal reports so far, so they won't show up in quarterly reports and financial statements. But they could represent the start of a major trend. And this trend has the potential to upend the enterprise technology industry and, ultimately, cripple Microsoft's business.