Technology is constantly changing the way we work. In recent years high speed broadband, wireless Internet and ultra portable laptops mean office workers have thrown off the shackles of the desk and can be productive anywhere. At home, at a coffee shop, at the airport or on the train.
And this is all set to be taken to a whole new level by the tablet computing revolution. Apple is at the forefront of this exciting new development and business users are rapidly realising the potential of it’s new iPad machine. This is no overpriced executive toy. It’s a piece of kit that can be put to good use in so many productive ways.
The most obvious way to use the iPad for business is for learning. Mobile learning as a concept has been doing the rounds for the last few years. Now, thanks to tablets and smartphones too, it’s set to blow big. The iPad is lightweight and portable, but has a big screen for a truly interactive experience. Forget template driven turn and click learning, the iPad can deliver so much more, thanks to it’s ease of use and design bias towards consuming media.
Any visitor to a trade fair or expo recently will have seen another great way to use iPad for business – demonstrations. They bring the customer much closer to the product and service. They can pick up, play and interact with what’s on the screen.
So while most homes have Apple products, like phones and ipods, Apple in business is not so common, but this is starting to change. People like using these products at work for the same reasons they do at home. They are easy to use and look great. Apple in business is a growing phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down. And the iPad is really driving this forward.