A Tablet for Every Worker — OK, Now What?
In two years, iPads will be more common in businesses than BlackBerrys (OK, maybe that’s not saying much) and 20 percent of sales organizations will use tablets as the primary device for their mobile salesforce, according to Gartner senior VP Peter Sondergaard, who gave the keynote speech Monday at the Gartner Symposium IT Expo in Orlando.
Problem is, actual tablet usage doesn’t yet align with actual work — or so says a new Google research paper. Most people use tablets for games and checking email, most commonly on the couch or in bed. Viewing documents on a tablet was the least frequent activity, performed by the fewest number of people. And respondents were more likely to use a tablet in the kitchen than in the office.
CIOs and IT managers have certainly debated the merit of the tablet in the workforce, and one recent survey even found the device to be the least valuable tool to business. Are all the bullish tablet sales forecasts irrelevant to the enterprise, or will businesses be able to change habits so that tablets are utilized in the workplace in a productive manner?
Read it here: More iPads Than Blackberrys in Two Years | Forbes
Read it here: Understanding Tablet Use: a Multi-Method Exploration | Google
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