10 Reasons Enterprises May Pick Tablets Over PCs

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    Don Reisinger

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1. MobilityThe best aspect of a tablet for the average company is that it delivers mobility to employees in a way that most other devices just can't. A tablet, like the iPad, can be tossed into a bag and carried around without much trouble. And as the workforce becomes more mobile, that aspect of "pick up and go" is going to become all the more important.
The face of corporate computing is changing and more than ever before, companies are taking a look at traditional PC form factors and turning to tablets instead. In fact, according to a recent study, tablet shipments have the potential to outpace PC shipments within the next 18 months. If true, that would mark a significant shift in the way the enterprise computing space operates and will undoubtedly have a major impact on the way companies leverage IT solutions to do business. As more employees get comfortable using tablets, the enterprise could realize that the PCs might not be the best solution any longer and that tablets are a viable part of the enterprise IT portfolio. Will the enterprise come to use tablets more frequently than notebooks or desktops? Even if enterprise adoption of the tablet grows, it won't be the death knell for the notebook. For the foreseeable future, notebooks and desktops will play an integral role in the average company's daily operation. But tablets are going to take on an even greater position in corporate computing. Here's why.
This article was originally published on 2010-12-10
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.