In six short months, the iPad has become an indispensable business tool as well as a must-have consumer gadget, following the trail blazed by its smaller sibling, the iPhone. Go into pretty much any company or organization today, and you’ll find people using iPads and iPhones to get their jobs done—more easily, more quickly, and wherever they happen to be.

Here are four quick examples:

Image Carrying an iPad instead of a clipboard, the doctor can not just make a bedside visit and see how the patient is doing—she can connect to the database, double-check the details of how esoteric medications interact, and then prescribe new meds for the ...

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