Apple iPad: A Valuable Business ToolPosted on November 9th, 2010
The Apple iPad has made its mark as an impressive Social Media Tool with great entertainment value but how does the iPad perform from a Business perspective? While the iPad has been marketed as mainly an entertainment device Business owners are finding great uses for it around the office. In fact a large number of iPad sales have been considered as corporate purchases. Wells Fargo, Mercedes-Benz, and SAP are among the enterprises using the iPad as a business device for sales, marketing and general office purposes.
What Makes the iPad a Worthwhile Business Tool?
Graphic Presentation and Visual Display:
One of the most valuable business features of the Apple iPad is its ability to graphically display data of all kinds. Whether you are on a job site with blue-prints or at a conference table presenting graphs and tables to your clients, the iPad is a great device for visually displaying simple facts without convoluted text or long-winded descriptive documents. Recently Klondike Contracting used the Apple iPad to display its home renovation and interior design projects at the Vancouver Home and Interior Design Tradeshow. The touch screen proved to be a great way for people to not just passively look at our projects but interact with them; zooming in on features that they liked and comparatively assessing our projects with just a swipe of their hand.
The iPad docks with VGA adapters letting you easily connect to monitors or projectors, and iPad apps like Keynote will allow you to give professional presentations complete with virtual touch screen laser pointer. Imagine scanning and uploading full color paper brochures and adding them into your multimedia presentations along side of video and web forms.
While the iPad is not made to fit in your pocket, it allows you access and work on all business documents where ever you are. Apps like iWork or QuickOffice for spreadsheets allow you to tackle those technical documents with the ease of the iPad’s smooth multi-touch features.
With a “well-app’d” iPad, you’ll always be connected to your office. Since so many businesses are using SaaS applications that are hosted online, you’ll be able to access any of your information via specialized iPad apps. Whether it’s CRM, invoicing systems like FreshBooks, or a simple to-do list, the iPad will have a slew of business related apps to make your life easier inside and outside the office.
Klondike Contracting has realized the potential and benefits of using Apple products in the office and has turned to Simply Computing to provide all Apple products and accessories to equip our office. By integrating Apple products into our every tasks we continues to discover new functionality and uses for sale, general office tasks. Check-out the Klondike Contracting Services page for more information about our array of services.