Though Apple's iPad is currently the beast to beat in the tablet market, a recent IDG News Service report asserted that upcoming devices based on Intel technology may one day become king of the enterprise tablet market.
Intel has a lot of experience serving the enterprise IT industry. While the company has struggled to make any serious waves in the nascent tablet market, as the world's No. 1 chip-maker, its technology is currently present on the large majority of Windows-based PCs found in most office environments.
This familiarity may be the edge Intel needs to make its way into the tablet market. According to the news provider, companies need technology and mobile accessories that can interact more effectively with Windows – a capability Intel and its Oak Trail processor may be able to accomplish.
"Products like these [tablets] will do well because Oak Trail provides a better experience for the user on a familiar platform, bridging the gap between corporate products and consumer ones," NPD Group vice president Stephen Baker told the news provider.
According to recent figures from IDC, ARM-based computer processors have outpaced those by Intel in recent months, thanks to the growth of the smartphone and tablet markets. However, Intel still holds a commanding lead on the market as a whole, with 81 percent of the total market share.