Tablets are 'a new way forward' in enterprise, expert says
In recent years, tablet computers have transformed from a little-known technology into a global phenomenon. This is most evident among consumers, but it is also proving true in the enterprise, where one expert calls the mobile devices "a new way forward."
Writing for Business Review USA, Broadband Genie's Joe Linford asserts that "the tablet computer is here to stay," especially in the mobile workforce. Tablets increase the mobile professional's productivity by providing a tool that is highly portable and can connect to the company's network from virtually anywhere.
Taking this productivity even further is the prevalence of software applications designed for business professionals. These apps offer workers robust tools that can be used for an array of business-related needs, including email, spreadsheets, presentations and more.
"Better still, their cost is cheap compared to the many software options that are available for standard laptop and netbook computers, while the ability to simply download one that takes your fancy while you’re on the go is another boon to the mobile businessman," Linford writes.
A study from Cisco highlights the rapid growth of tablets in the enterprise. In a survey of 1,500 IT managers and executives, Cisco finds that employees now place one tablet request for every three smartphone requests.