Are we ready for enterprise tablets?

Enterprise Tablets

Small kids can use them just fine. They are more portable than a laptop, more powerful than a smartphone, and perform nearly every duty that a business person needs (especially when an external keyboard is added, which sort of defeats the purpose of having a tablet, but that’s another debate).

Why, then, are more corporations and large businesses not adopting tablets as their primary method of mobile productivity? Why do so many continue to push clunky laptops onto their employees?

The answers are numerous. Some companies simply do not trust the cloud, yet. Some still require access to programs that are either unavailable or more difficult to use on tablets. Some don’t want to spend the money just yet to replace or add to their current laptop expenses.

This infographic breaks down the pros (without many cons) associated with tablets on the enterprise. Click to enlarge.

The Year of The Enterprise Infographic
From: San Francisco Toyota Via: Vertic

Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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  • Anonymous

    Many companies use tablets for specific applications and have been since well before the ipad. The question used to be, ‘when will consumers get a practical tablet’ but for some reason people assume the ipad was the first of its kind. Apple got the timing and tech right to turn an existing and mainly clunky enterprise product in to something fit for consumers. And in doing so has opened peoples imaginations to how they may be able to benefit from this portability in there own business. 

    They’re really handy for meetings and for supplementing a sales pitch but all the hard work on a presentation, typing up proposals or checking spreadsheets will be done on a desktop or laptop. And theres nothing wrong with that. A tablet is its own market and is not in competition with a laptop because it cannot better a laptop at what a laptop does best. Just as a laptop cannot better a tablet at what a tablet does best. There will be certain cases where either is appropriate but they are mostly different products with a different focus.

    The tablet will always be a supplementary device rather than a replacement. Think of it this way, if you had £500 and no computer what would you buy? A limited (although perfectly good at what it does) tablet or a laptop that’s way quicker, has a bigger screen, a keyboard for easy typing, full featured operating system, various connectivity ports and is still portable enough to carry around. 

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