Computer Solutions support businesses switching to portable devices such as Apple's iPad
With the explosion of Apples iPad and over 25 million unit sales so far, the computing market, specifically the tablet computing sector has changed and as more and more devices are bought it won’t be long before they start becoming more common in the workplace.
Large companies may already be experiencing the shift with Apple recently reporting 86% of Fortune 500 companies in the US deploying or testing the iPad.
The success of the iPad has largely been due to the availability of almost 100,000 of applications from third-party software vendors. Productivity and business applications can be effectively used in the workplace with some specific work scenarios particularly beneficial.
The iPad makes a great device for showing and sharing presentations due to its portability. Applications like Apple’s Keynote allow PowerPoint presentations to be imported and edited while accessories allow connection to a monitor or projector. Virtual presentation applications also let users’ stream presentations via the Internet.
Built-in applications support communication and collaboration such as emails, audio and video conferencing. Meetings can be managed with iPad’s built-in calendar and address book applications, while the device’s large screen makes reading and managing communications easier. Additional applications allow tasks to be managed, projects to be monitored, shares files and posts in social media while the device also features built-in support for third-party mail and calendar applications.
The iPad is also great for field assignments and cloud-based applications allow the similar functionality as in the office but with a lightweight, portable device. VPN clients can be installed and configured to securely connect to the office network while the in-built productivity tools allows itinerary to be managed while on assignment.
Computer Solutions computer support franchises also advise the iPad is unmatched as a travel companion, with applications to manage flights, book hotels, budget expenses and much more. In-built tools can manage travel itinerary while communication and collaboration tools can allow the user to check progress at the office.
Industry specific tools such as a store or point-of-sale display are available as well as many more applications that allow the iPad to be a convenient and beneficial tool for business.
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