Tablets Are Changing How Employees Work

 
 
 

The last few years have unleashed enormous changes on the enterprise in general and on IT departments in particular. But nowhere is this change more obvious than in the use of tablet computers, particularly the iPad. These devices are popping up everywhere—in boardrooms, rental car lots, restaurants, retail stores, airplane cockpits and warehouses. "Tablets are changing for the better how people work," observes Joe Woods, director of operations and ecosystem development for mobility solutions at CDW. The computer and IT reseller recently surveyed 610 professionals across an array of industries in order to obtain a closer look at how organizations and employees are using tablets, as well as what individuals and organizations think about them. It's clear that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is here to stay, and consumer technology is making an indelible mark on the business world. Workers reported that tablets make them better multitaskers and collaborators, as well as making them better able to serve customers. These employees also said that tablets make their work more enjoyable.

Tablets Are Changing How Employees Work

Who Owns the Tablet?
59% of respondents use their own tablet at work, 34% use company-issued devices and 7% use both.

Tablets Are Changing How Employees Work
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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