Will Tablets Replace Laptops in the Office?

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Tablets Are Low Cost

The cost of providing each employee a PC, workstation, or laptop is enormous when compared to the cost of a tablet.  The tablet also does not incorporate any moving parts such as hard disks and so forth, thereby minimizing wear as well as the chance of data loss in the long run.

Tablets Improve Workforce Mobility

Business people have to travel a lot.  They move from one office to another, giving out presentations, meeting clients or performing various projects.  Checking email, browsing the web or keeping in touch with clients on the go becomes a breeze with tablets.  Regardless of their location, they can submit projects on time.

While these things can be done with a Smartphone, the larger screen of the tablets makes the user experience more engaging and friendly.  Tablets usually have a far greater battery time available than laptops, which makes it very practical when you’re on the move with tight schedules.

Tablets Are Great For Meetings

While you can carry a laptop into a meeting, a tablet can prove to be much more practical due to its compact size and swiftness.  Just a press of a button powers up the tablet in a few seconds.  It can also win you some “impression points” if you can run your presentation from a new high tech device.

Tablets Are Environmentally Friendly

Tablets have a favourably small impact on environment.  They help in reducing paperwork by providing access to manuals and books in a digital format – in some cases totally eliminating the requirement for printed material.

If you’re environmentally conscious, this is another reason to consider tablets at work.

Tablets Make Note Taking Easier

If you wish to take notes during a meeting or during a long flight, it is far easier to do so with a tablet because of the handwriting recognition features.

Tablets Improve Security

When properly configured, the use of tablets can eliminate the need for locally stored data, thereby minimizing the exposure of sensitive company information due to theft, hacking, or other intrusion attempts.  Tablets can easily be remotely wiped if they are compromised.

You may want to consider getting any device for your workplace to see how it works out for you before deciding to fully implement tablets at the office.  When tablets are coupled with a robust cloud platform, they are a powerful tool for business.

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There is constant market squeeze in this area as Laptops are getting lighter and Smart phones are getting bigger. The most likely form of future progression is the further introduction of 2-in-1 Detachable TouchScreen laptops.

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