Tablets in government are on the rise. The Maryland governor's office is using them almost exclusively; they've helped courts in Texas go paperless; and Utah created a manual for iPad use in government, to name just a few tablet-friendly environments.

To determine the role tablets play in the work force -- and see how they affect productivity -- CDW surveyed 610 professionals from state and local government, medium and large business, healthcare, and higher education. Here's what they discovered: