From iPads to Androids to cloud providers, technology evolves oh-so-fast, and FP's annual tech survey reveals that advisor technology usage is changing rapidly too. Before the iPad, it was inconceivable that advisors - who are notoriously slow to adopt new technologies - would gravitate to a new and, to many, a foreign technology. But they have.

In less than two years, nearly 40% of respondents own a tablet. Yet it's taken a bit more than two years for Windows 7 to overtake Windows XP as the leading operating system among advisors.

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