Productive Ways To Use the iPad at your Business
Are you looking for productive ways to use the iPad at the office? Small businesses can now embrace the iPad from Apple as the tablet for communication and collaboration. The iPad is not just a toy for browsing and playing games, it comes with many features that can be used by your employees.
What are the most productive methods to use the iPad?
Although the tablet will not be going to fully replace the desktop anytime soon, here are some superb ways a small and mid-sized business can get more from out of the tablet.
Accessories: With accessories such as the iPad Dock and the wireless blue-tooth keyboard, you can conveniently type and use the iPad in a dynamic way.
Documents - With apps such as Dropbox you can share, organize and get instant access to all of your desktop files.
Presentations - You can now give a presentation of your imported files using the VGA adapter with your Apple iPad. This gives you maximum portability and eliminates the need to carry more cumbersome laptops.
Sales Brochures - The iPad enables you to easily send your marketing collateral and promotional items while in the meeting through the email app.
Social Media Management - This is big business now with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in social sphere. Apps like Hootsuite have an excellent platform to engage with your customers using the dashboard to feed all your social networks into one place. It enables you to share and communicate with audience across multiple social networks.
- Conferencing: You can video conference colleagues, partners or customers with the front facing camera using the FaceTime or Skype app.
Furthermore there are 1000s of other apps that you can find on the App Store that can be useful at your business.
More and more employees are seen at corporate office working away on their iPad docks writing emails, making presentations, researching, and doing video conferencing. With fortune 500 companies endorsing the iPad, Apple has sold 15.4 million units in Q4 of 2011. This superseded HP PC sales (biggest PC seller) by 300,000 units.