Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 05-22-2013

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Increased Mobility  One key advantage of the iPad is that it allows companies to make their employees more mobile. The device is easy to carry around, its screen is simple to use, and its apps are numerous and high quality. From a mobility perspective, there's simply not a better tablet for companies than Apple's iPad.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

A Lighter Hit On Budgets  Budgets are tight, causing companies to limit the amount of money they can spend on different hardware products. Lately, that means spending less on servers and high-end PCs and spending more new devices like the iPad, which starts at just $499.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Longer PC Refresh Times  With iPads in the enterprise, Apple is able to dramatically improve PC refresh times in the corporate world. Apple enables companies to hold off a year or two from buying new computers because employees have an iPad that can allow them to handle the latest tasks. That's a welcome money-saver for IT budgets.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Bring On the Proprietary Apps  One of the best things about Apple's mobile platform is that it allows companies to build their own proprietary applications. Proprietary apps go a long way in improving productivity, and Apple has been able to woo corporate customers because of its app platform.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Customer Contracts For a Digital World  Another advantage of the iPad is that it makes it easy and quick for companies to do business with others. With the iPad in-hand, a businessperson can execute contracts by signing their name with their fingers, filling out important information, and more. Clients now expect a digital world, and the iPad delivers.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Presentations Made Simple  Presentations are made simpler with the iPad. As long as a company has an Apple TV ooked up to their television, an iPad can share its screen with that TV set. And that enables employees to share everything on-screen, including video and color presentations, seamlessly and without delay. It's a great feature.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

It's Where Their Customers Are  An increasing number of companies have found that if they don't appeal to consumers who use iPads and iPhones, they'll be left behind in the marketplace. So, more and more firms are delivering apps to the App Store and finding ways to enhance the mobile experience. It's a key component in any mobile product or service strategy.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

A Lack of Tablet Competition  When examining the tablet market, it's hard for a business to find a slate that would be capable of replacing the iPad. Apple's tablet is the easiest to use, it has the best design, and its software is appealing to corporate customers. The competition really isn't all that fierce, which helps Apple and, in some ways, forces the enterprise's hand.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad

Apple's App Store Keeps Growing  Apple's App Store just keeps getting bigger and better. The marketplace is adding dozens of new corporate applications each day, and many of them are of high quality and improve the productivity of its users. As the App Store improves, so will the odds of companies gaining more from third-party software. And corporate customers are very happy about that.

Nine Reasons Why the Enterprise Loves the iPad