Why Small Businesses Need the iPad

iPad 2Devices such as Apple’s iPad and other tablets have definitely delivered far beyond their hyped debut as an oversized phone.  Today, most tablet manufacturers have recognized two market segments and are generally offering two types of tablets. One, a lightweight, trendy, breezy tablet such as the just launched Lenovo IdeaPad that are ideal and cool for surfing the Internet, and networking on social media. Two, the business specific tablet such as Lenovo’s Thinkpad, and Blackberry’s Playbook.

As a Business Owner, How are Tablets Going to Help You?

However, iPads seem to be already on business deployment mode. Diverse applications from Business Intelligence for large enterprises to everyday business activities are possible on the iPad. Informal sales pitches with supporting graphics to high-end sales presentations online are the norm for business owners with tablets such as iPads

Business Apps: The Technology Multiplier for Business Owners

Business apps for every platform from iOS to Android OS have ensured you can use an app for your tablet for about every business need. Small business owners will find tablets to be their personal assistants and business adviser rolled into one, since apps for time management to resources management will help to manage your accounts. Tablets can also combine with cloud services such as DropBox, allows not only data backup but also document storage and management. Dropbox is highly integrated with the iPad series and enables quick push and pull of documents on the device.

Take Away

As a small business owner, you will be amazed at the level of interaction possible using your tablets. Square.com enables you to accept purchases with the iPad, increasing revenue as it enables you to provide value added services and increased client and customer interaction. iPads and tablets in general, increase client satisfaction, increase revenue and help in managing your businesses remotely at minimal costs. Small business owners need to use tablets and target their marketing campaigns around these smart devices.

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Anuradha Shukla

Anuradha Shukla is a China-based writer covering a range of topics from enterprise IT to mobile technology. Shukla writes for the Korean IT magazine Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report. Her articles are also published by an Australasia media company Fairfax Media.

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