Companies should put tablets to work
Given the hype surrounding the technology, it may only be natural for a company to distribute tablets to its workforce, then figure out later exactly what to do with the new gadgets. According to a recent InformationWeek report, however, the devices should instead be put to work immediately.
Tablets have many uses, and it's up to the company to decipher which are best for its specific goals and needs, the report says.
"Salespeople, for instance, are much more comfortable showing a video demo of a product using an [tablet], which they can easily hand to the customer to see, than a clumsy," InformationWeek states.
As part of the new school of thought for IT, the news provider reports, organizations need to get the most out of new technology as soon as possible. This is paramount to a company's return on investment and its ability to demonstrate that tablet computers can improve both employee productivity and the efficiency of business processes.
Many organizations are now experiencing a boom in enterprise mobility, as more devices, applications and wireless contracts are being added constantly. Industry organization CompTIA reports that tablets top the list of companies' technology purchasing priorities for the coming years, while notebook and Ultrabook™ computers are also becoming increasingly important for operations.