Tablets vs. PCs -- What's best for remote employees?
With the recent emergence of tablets, companies now have an even wider range of options when supplying their mobile workforces. Each platform offers its own unique advantages and should be chosen in alignment with employee needs.
Tablets are great for employees who are constantly on the road. They allow workers to finish presentations in airport terminals, video conference colleagues from hotel lobbies, and quickly review sales figures in the hall outside a conference room. When paired with cloud-based storage systems, tablets can save and share information anywhere for employees and colleagues to access later from different locations and different machines.
Employees who find themselves telecommuting from home may want to consider a laptop or desktop. They have much more storage space than tablets and are more convenient for jobs that require lots of word processing and spreadsheet creation. They also give you the opportunity to set up a defined work space which can potentially increase productivity.
Tablets may not provide a complete solution for every employee. But for workers that are always on the go, tablets may open the door to previously unattainable levels of convenience and productivity.