A new report by Forrester Research is analyzing the adoption of iPads in the enterprise and how they’re changing business processes.
1) Replacing Laptops- For employees that primarily use laptops for email and web browsing, the iPad is a more portable, ideal solution.
2) Replacing Paper- Instead of caring large amounts of paper around the office, many are using tablets to access dynamic, up-to-date documents only to inform meeting discussions.
3) New Uses- iPads are commonly being used in ways previously not anticipated by IT administrators and staff. Examples include use of them by sales staff to instantly customize customer orders.
We’re seeing these trends not only being reported by the enterprise IT community, but also forward-thinking education and medical institutions. If you’re interested in educational use of iPads specifically, Fraser Speirs’s blog is a favorite of TapTrend. Fraser is documenting his schools experience deploying iPads to every student at his school.
Overall, the tablet form factor is radically changing the day-to-day lives of enterprise employee and the accessibility of information. We’ll only see this trend continue to grow as other tablet manufacturers ramp up production and release their own solution.
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