Growth Customer Experience Productivity Business IQ Trends Success Stories Tech Solutions Awards Business Tools Subscribe Tech Enquiry
Tech Solutions

How tablet devices can help you cure business problems

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Highlights
  • Many small businesses are not taking advantage of the potential of the tablet to alleviate day-to-day operational headaches.
  • The portability of tablets makes them perfect for common tasks such as reporting, note-taking and communication.
  • Tablets use is forecasted to grow in 2018, stealing market share from traditional PCs.

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?), the business tablet has now become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business uses for your tablet in our helpful e-book.

Contrary to popular belief, Microsoft and Lenovo partnered to produce the very first tablet PC as far back as 2000, using the Windows XP operating system. However, it was when smarter, app-enabled touchscreen tablets arrived in 2010 that they rapidly became a highly adaptable and effective business and personal device. These days the best tablet for business  can do so much more than many ever thought possible. Such is the rapidly evolving nature of technology.

 

A hospitality worker uses a tablet for business Download the new Smarter Business e-book for 20 uses for your tablet.

Importantly, these new business tablets were much thinner and lighter than previous devices. Combined with the app-based functionality popularised by smartphones just a few years earlier, this made them far more adaptable, customisable and extremely user friendly. 

You may have experienced first hand or seen videos of toddlers and young children able to instinctively use a tablet to play games and access favourite videos with a few finger swipes. (Or rack up massive app purchase bills if the parents haven’t locked their accounts.) 

But this ease of use also makes a tablet an extremely powerful business tool, with many professionals and other active digital users constantly finding ingenious new ways to be more effective and creative with these devices.

From digital restaurant menus that (unlike paper) can be updated in real time, to training health professionals with interactive simulations, we’ve tracked down 20 ingenious business uses of the best tablets for business that demonstrate just how adaptable and powerful these portable black screens can be.

If you’re only using your tablet to update social media or play games, maybe it’s time to find out just how powerful it can be when used as a geniune work tablet in conjunction with the right apps and a bit of imagination.

You can download the e-book here to begin your business tablet journey and solve those business problems.

Use the best business tablets to achieve more on the go.

Talk tech with Telstra Smarter Business

Originally published 8th November 2017. Updated 5th August 2019.

Tablets come in all shapes and sizes.

Visit Telstra to find out which one is best for your business.

Find out more

Dave Macdonald and Annette Kaitinis of Scoot Boot
Growth
Growth
Annette Kaitinis: growing a business means knowing when to trot, canter, and gallop

Annette Kaitinis and Dave Macdonald have taken their small business with a big idea from Tasmania to the world. After just four short years, they're reaching international mark...

Charmaine Saunders of Mainie in store holding a traditional Indigenous-inspired garment.
Growth
Growth
Culture meets commerce: These Indigenous businesses are embracing both

These four Indigenous businesses – NAISDA, Purple House, Bush Medijina, and Mainie – combine commerce and culture. Find out how business works for people by Telstra Smarter Bus...

A photo of a woman from behind working at an office desk
Business IQ
Business IQ
How to empower staff and protect data security

Your cyber security is only as strong as its weakest link and that weak link is often the human element. Cyber security is a human problem. That’s why it is critical to invest...

A large amount of multi-coloured post-it notes lying in a large pile on a white floor.
Productivity
Productivity
How to multi-task and do what matters

As a busy business owner, it’s tempting to try juggling all the balls at once in order to get things done. But using the right technologies and processes – not constantly multi...