How is the buy-side actually using iPads?

Great interview here with Bart McDonough of Agio Technology.

Agio recently conducted a 2-month survey of hedge fund managers across the US to find out how they actually use iPads. The result:

  • the iPad was universally considered to be an effective laptop replacement when travelling
  • one of the top uses was for keeping track of news and research
  • many traders used them in remote desktop mode to access their OMS screen

The last one is particularly interesting. We’ve heard a lot of debate recently among banks about extending SDPs to iPads and how they would actually be used. It’s nice to see some real data.

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