Back in December, we blogged about Apple’s growing popularity in the business world. Since then, we’ve received quite a few inquiries about iPads in the workplace.
Our service manager has been handling these IT support calls. These are the three questions he gets most often — and the answers he’s most likely to give:
|Email on an iPad? Absolutely. It’s as easy to set up as a smartphone, and its large screen, always-on Internet connection, and affordability make it an ideal tool for mobile employees who need fast access to email and attachments.
|Secure connectivity on an iPad? No problem. The capability is built into Apple’s iOS.
|Using your iPad as a primary computer? We generally recommend this only for health care, retail, and other special situations where employees need a lightweight way to keep information at their fingertips. The iPad’s touchscreen keyboard isn’t built for speed, so it’s not the best tool for tasks that require a lot of typing. Frequent flyers should also stick with laptops so they can work offline in transit, since in-flight Internet is typically slow (when it’s available at all).
We love the iPad’s portability, and we love helping our customers take advantage of it — so if you want iPads in your office, let us help you make it happen.