Whether you are buying food in Grand Central Terminal or shopping at a flea market, you may have noticed a new trend replacing cash registers: the iPad. While the utility and size of tablet computers are still finding its niche among consumers, the iPad has quickly become an invaluable tool for businesses both large and small.
Although the Apple iPad may be the most recognizable part of this trend, other table computers have found uses in various industries. However, it is the iPad’s versatility and simplicity that makes it so useful for what are typically challenging tasks.
The following are four aspects of business that tablet technology may enhance:
1. Managing Documents
When running a business there will always be a plethora of paperwork. In this age of technology, a lot of crucial documents also tend to come in over email. With the right application, it is a very simple matter to organize, fill out, and resend documents and forms.
2. Presentations and Data Display
Tablet computers like the iPad aren’t just useful but they’re also visually engaging. Apps like Keynote for iPad and Quickoffice Pro HD make creating charts and graphs easy, along with informative ways of presenting data.
With access to anything from Skype to Viber to WebEx, no matter what your clients or coworkers are using to stay connected, an iPad can always join the conversation. The right tablet computer can perform the functions of a phone, a fax machine, and a laptop for video-conferencing and exchanging important information.
4. Accepting and Processing Payments
One of the strongest features of using an iPad with commercial business is that it eliminates the need for cash. Quick and easy payment methods from card swiping to direct deposit enable amateur merchants to efficiently and system