Tablets in the workplace need certain considerations
Increasingly, companies around the world are putting tablet computers into the hands of their employees in an effort to improve productivity and leverage the mobility benefits of the technology. However, before launching an all-out tablet deployment, there are certain issues a company should address.
Tablet computers can be a significant investment. Therefore, businesses are generally advised to determine which employees will benefit the most from tablets before implementing the technology into daily practices. Employees who travel frequently could be major benefactors of the mobile devices, as could administrative workers who need the technology to keep themselves organized.
A corporate policy that addresses usage and security may also be essential. Tablets are great for work, but employees may be inclined to use them for personal reasons as well. By implementing a policy for use of the technology, companies can ensure employees stay on task and do not exceed their allotted data plans.
Research firm Gartner estimates that enterprise IT spending will reach $2.7 trillion in 2012, a 3.9 percent increase from 2011. Undoubtedly, tablets will be one of the major areas in which companies will look to invest. As they do, they are advised to take all implications of the technology into account.