The Register reports that Barclays has bought 8,500 iPads (via TUAW):

The buy, made with dealer Insight UK, is believed to be one of the largest roll outs of the iPad or indeed any tablet in the UK finance sector, and signals the growing acceptance of the tab tech in corporate land.

Companies are surely eschewing the Surface RT and waiting for the Surface Pro, but those are going to be pricier than iPads and, well, still kinda sucky. I’m sure some, if not many, companies will deploy Surfaces, but I’m not terribly worried about the iPad’s place in the corporate world.