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The point is not if an iPad can replace all old PCs, but can it replace many. To that I say yes, cautiously. If you simply try to replicate the same applications, forms and practices as before it will be hard. If you rebuild your business based on the strengths of the iPad then it should be easy. Most business people don't run PS or Autocad or Xcode. If you have access to information via a database program such as FileMaker, a CRM such as SalesForce, email, a browser a simple Office suite such as iWork you have covered well over half of what people do with older PCs. Lots of people in field sales, field service, training and applications, order entry, phone support, etc. don't use high end software. The biggest problem I see is legacy software that only runs on Windows, sometimes only XP. Lots of business software is available through apps or Safari (SAP, Concur, SalesForce, etc.) but what to do about some of the little utilities that are anchored in Windows? Maybe fast networks and VNC will come to the rescue?