There is an entire class of business applications that would clearly benefit from a mobile tablet computer's touch interface and highly interactive and intuitive capabilities. However, in a business setting, workers often need fixed-location, walk-up types of applications that work best on large screens (20+ inches), in real time, over a fast connection (not always the case for wireless).
These applications are often operated not by users who carry the application on a portable device but by users who need to interact for a short period and then walk away (for example, retail kiosks, health care, work orders, airline check-ins and hospitality). In fact, there are many business users who neither have (nor necessarily need) their own personal devices. Having a fixed device that can be easily and centrally managed and updated as necessary by the organization makes a good deal of sense in these scenarios-and saves a lot of time, effort and cost over delivery to individual, portable devices. Plus, fixed tablets are much less apt to be lost, stolen, dropped or damaged.