1. The Mobility Factor
Tablets have helped business users become more mobile. Admittedly, the average employee was productive while on-the-go before tablets were so popular. But tablets tend to offer a smaller footprint than notebooks, they're lighter, and they're easier to break out and get work done on than their physical-keyboard-equipped counterparts. That has helped tablets gain popularity in the corporate world, and subsequently push other mobile devices out of the mix for companies that need simple functionality and more mobility.