iPad for Business: 10 Things to Consider Before Making the Leap

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    Don Reisinger

    | Posted 2010-11-19
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As companies prepare to provide their employees with Apple's iPad, they need to consider the impact such a decision could have on their operations. On one hand, the impact could be beneficial to companies, since Apple's iPad delivers some of the better functionality in the tablet market. But on the other hand, it might not help companies that are worried about productivity. Unfortunately, choosing the iPad for the enterprise can be a difficult sell. An equally compelling argument can be made both in favor of the iPad and against it. And until companies fully determine what their needs are and what they should be looking for from Apple's iPad, it will be difficult for them to make the most informed decision possible. Simply put, there are several different things that companies need to think about as they determine where they stand on deploying an iPad in their operation. And that's why those companies should read on to find out what they should know about Apple's iPad before they make a decision.
1. ProductivityProductivity can be both increased and decreased with the iPad. Inevitably, it depends on how companies allow their employees to use the tablet. On one hand, the iPad makes for a more mobile workforce that can do more while away from the office. But on the other hand, it's built for entertainment, which could take employee time away from actual work.
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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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