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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.

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