10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-28-2012

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

1. Increased Productivity
Tablets are great for improving productivity. Devices like the iPad tend to be used both at home and in the office, and because they’re so mobile, accompany employees wherever they go.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

2. Easier on Budgets
When choosing between a tablet or laptop, consider the budget impact. Tablets are surprisingly cheap for companies.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

3. Fewer Security Woes
Mobile operating systems are not suffering from the same number of security woes as a platform like Windows. Companies can’t expect total security with mobile platforms, but they can expect better security.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

4. Total Control
Tablets like the iPad allow for total IT control as employees’ activity can be monitored with remote device management software. If IT wants to lock down a tablet or stop employees from playing games, that’s possible.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

5. Proprietary Apps
As long as a company has some developers in its pocket, it can create its own proprietary apps. In fact, a growing number of companies are developing their own applications for internal use. It’s a smart idea.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

6. More Powerful
Tablets were once somewhat underpowered. However, with the integration of quad-core processors and high-quality graphics chips, today’s tablets can handle most of the tasks a standard business notebook can.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

7. Windows Is Available
Thanks to Microsoft and its partners, several Windows 8-based tablets are now available (or coming soon).

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

8. Dedicated Developers
Previously, developers focused their efforts on desktop operating systems, but those efforts are now increasingly directed to mobile platforms. As a result, some of the better enterprise-friendly applications are now available to tablets.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

9. Employee Demand
Employees want tablets. In fact, many employees are bringing their own tablets into the office. Considering the corporate world has turned into one that’s governed by making employees happy, responding to employees’ desire for tablets is a good idea.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10. 4G LTE Is Great
Most tablets worth using nowadays come with 4G LTE service, which means employees can do their work via Wi-Fi and, if necessary, seamlessly switch to 4G LTE. Many notebooks, though, don’t have 4G LTE.

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets