90% of surveyed notebook users want a touch-enabled device at work
90% of Intel’s 6,000 employees declared a preference for touch-enabled notebooks in a recent survey. This shift is being driven by three key factors:
- Consumerization: Business users have widely adopted touch-enabled devices in their homes and want the same experience at the office.
- Multi-mode: New devices like the ThinkPad® Yoga provide a form-factor ideal for content consumption with the power and utility of a traditional notebook design.
- New Software: Touch-enabled software from enterprise application developers, such as SAP and IBM, is flooding the market, with most applications scheduled to support touch devices within the next 12-18 months
Multi-mode notebooks pick-up where tablets leave off
Business users don’t want to juggle multiple specialized devices depending on their needs. They want a single device, like the ThinkPad Helix, with the power to drive all of their applications. Multi-mode devices provide the usability of traditional notebooks and consumer friendly tablets with the ease of moving from desk-bound computing to mobile working on the fly. The benefits of consolidating to a single device are numerous:
- Productivity: With all your enterprise applications on a single, powerful device, business users can maximize productivity in any environment, in the office and on the go.
- Total Cost of Ownership: Basic IT management issues are dramatically reduced by consolidating devices, including improved security, fewer data-versioning issues, increased update efficiency and reduced support requirements.
- Satisfaction: One of the biggest recurring employee complaints in an enterprise organization is the computing platform they are using. Arming employees with “consumerized” devices that have the form factor they prefer, with the power to meet business demands, is a win-win-win.
TBR Report: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga brings touch capabilities to the commercial notebook PC
Technology Business Research Inc. recently released a report on the ThinkPad Yoga detailing:
- Market shift to touch: Analysis of the trend towards touch-enabled computing – what’s driving adoption and why you should care?
- Basic requirements for touch-enabled devices: What you should look for in a touch-enabled device, including industry standards and key considerations.
- How the ThinkPad Yoga stacks up: With a focus on reliability and an innovative form-factor, TBR strongly recommends the ThinkPad Yoga.