Lloyd's of London, better known as Lloyd's, has joined with brokers Marsh, Cooper Gay and RK Harrison Group to trial the use of Apple's iPad tablet computer in its underwriting room. The decsion could be good news for Apple, who have struggled to make a serious impact in the business and enterprise sectors.

iPads will be used an alternative to the traditional underwriting slips, enabling brokers to take documents in to the market electronically, review documents with underwriters and annotate them when required Post Online reports. The trial, which begins this month, is expected to last several months.

"This is a small, simple pilot - literally an iPad ‘out of the box’," said Sue Langley, Lloyd’s director, market operations. " By simply replacing the paper with something easier to carry, but which allows amendments and links to other services, we continue to support the underwriting and face-to-face negotiation that makes Lloyd’s unique."

Lloyd's is billed as the world's leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in over 200 countries and territories.

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