Mastering The Graceful Transition To A Tablet-Friendly Office

Mastering The Graceful Transition To A Tablet-Friendly Office

With flexible working arrangements available in many organizations these days, the use of tablets and mobile devices is now prevalent. In fact, 95 per cent of companies permit their use. Tablets provide a myriad of benefits to users, combining the portability of a smartphone with the full range of functions traditionally found in a laptop. While there are many tablets available in the marketplace, perhaps the most well-recognized is the iPad.

What role do iPad devices really play in the workplace?

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How to Decide if Your Organization is Apple-Ready

Macs are invading the enterprise … whether you’re ready or not.

While many organizations traditionally discourage the use of Apple products due to perceptions of higher costs and incompatibilities with the Windows architecture, many feel the tide has turned. In fact, according to Forrester, almost 50% of North American and Western European businesses now issue Macs to their employees.

One of the key drivers of this trend is the consumerization of IT, something Apple’s largely been credited with starting. One doesn’t need to go further than your own office to see this trend in action. Walk down a hallway or visit the lunchroom, and you’ll see people using their own iPhones and iPads to do work. The question you need to ask is – how ready is your business for this consumerization trend? [Read more…]

Is the iPad Mini the ideal tablet for business? [ Apple ]

Is the iPad Mini the ideal tablet for business?

Beyond the fact that it’s a brilliant product for consumers, the new iPad Mini may be the ideal device for those “hard to reach places” in the business world. Already we’re hearing it fits nicely into a lab coat pocket exciting doctors and scientists around the world. But what other fields could the iPad, in any form, find it’s way into that hasn’t already been tried? Your first step on this journey starts with Softchoice and our upcoming webinar series on Security, Deployment and Management of Apple devices for your workforce.

There’s no shortage of inspiring stories of businesses incorporating iPads into their environment for productivity. However some businesses are still barely tolerating iPads, rather than encouraging their use. The iPad Mini’s form factors will attract a lot of users, but is there a way for IT to both manage AND promote iOS devices in one fell swoop? [Read more…]