On November 1, we reported on how Dreyfus Corp., manager of more than $400 billion in mutual funds and separately managed accounts, was giving iPads to all of its 70 salespeople, across three divisions.

The underwriting of tablet computers is going to pay for itself quickly in savings on FedEx shipments of sales, marketing and regulatory updates. Along the way, reps will remove milk crates full of paper from their cars and get full use of their trunk space back.

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