Just like they did with iPod, Apple created an entirely new market segment with launch of iPad in January 2010. Surprisingly, iPad is better at many tasks compared to both smart phones and computers. In fact, with its mobility, speed and security, iPad makes a perfect companion for a small business. Here are 10 good reasons why we think so:
1. The iPad has an app for almost everything
Initially dubbed as a tool to surf internet and read news, iPad can in fact do a lot more. You can rely on your iPad for taking images, shooting videos, sending & receiving emails, taking notes and much more. Most business applications these days come with an iPad app. whatever you need, there is almost always an app available for it. You can even run your iPad point of sale app using your iPad 2, 3, 4 or an air.
2. The iPad is affordable
iPad is not just great in terms of its offerings, it is also cost-effective. iPad is a versatile business tool that costs you just a few hundred dollars.
3. It is mobile and lightweight
iPad makes it easy for you to operate your business from virtually anywhere. You can run your point of sale application on it at shop, take it with you home and view reports at night or even take orders at client location. It is perfect for in-store, in-office operations and also suitable for mobile employees.
It is also lightweight and small so travelling with an iPad is very easy and convenient.
4. iPad offers great security
iPad has great built-in security features that make it extremely suitable for business use. This could have a great impact on your data storage security and overall productivity. Also, every iPad application on app store goes through a stringent screening process prior to being available to everyone.
5. Seamless integration and connectivity
Without a doubt, iPad is one of the most popular piece of technology to date. It’s usability, popularity and reach makes it attractive for other technology developers. Hence, almost every other hardware and software comes out with iPad compatibility. Whether it is your key finder, Wi-Fi scale or label printer, they all have developed an app for iPad. Such a seamless integration with a huge range of devices and software makes iPad very attractive for business use.
6. Reduce training times, increase productivity
When was the last time you heard someone saying, oh I cannot operate an iPad? Most likely, the answer is never. Its user-friendly and intuitive interfaces are the reason why iPad is so popular in the first place. When you hire a new employee, chances are that he/she already owns an iPad. At the same time, intuitive user-interfaces and fast processing speed will also help you increase your business productivity.
7. Perfectly suitable for sales presentations
iPad simply ticks every box when it comes to presentation. You can easily run any type of presentations on iPad including PowerPoint, a video and even multimedia production.
iPad just makes presentations easier. Its wireless connectivity to your large screen through Apple TV will save even save you money. The less wires will make your meeting table look even better!
8. Perfect as part of your business’s video surveillance security system
Just like your other business applications, most renowned security systems support the iPad. This makes iPad you’re your best choice for mobile security management. You can manage and even monitor your business’s security video camera feeds from almost anywhere using your iPad.