Morgan Stanley strikes again with yet another interesting study which reflects the trend of CIOs planning to purchase tablet computers for employees in 2011. Over half of companies surveyed stated that they were either in the process of purchasing tablet computers or planning to by year’s end. The trend shows that tablets are not only gaining traction, but reflect the belief by corporate America that they will make workers more efficient in their work.

The study finds that 21 percent of CIOs surveyed were in the process of buying tablets, while another 51 percent expect to begin doing so in the coming year. In total, 67 percent of the CIOs surveyed said they’re either planning to deploy tablets or provide support for employee-owned ones this year.

Of those, iPads accounted for 29% of new enterprise activations, a number that is sure to meet some competition once Android tablets like the Motorola XOOM become widely available.

[via All Things Digital]