The pros of a tablet

Posted by Bond Team | February 19, 2013 |

Are you salivating at the idea of getting your hands on one of those shiny, new tablets? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Tablet envy is a real thing – Dr. Phil may even do an expose on it soon (just kidding!) 

The versatility, the speed and the all-around attractiveness of those digital devices are making everyone consider just how they can justify putting a request in for a tablet. However, businesses may be wary of investing in the technology and then determining how it would effectively incorporate itself into workers’ daily tasks. 

Business managers don’t have to worry that outfitting their workers with tablets will result in a decline in office productivity. After all, those Angry Bird competitions can’t last all day, or can they? 

It’s safe to say that tablets are going to become a permanent fixture in the business world. There are a number of different characteristics that give tablets a definite advantage in the office. 

Portability
There is no greater benefit of a tablet than how easy it is to carry. I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the middle of walking down the office corridor and someone needs a question answered, I don’t have my laptop in my hands and if I do I am not setting up shop right there. However, with a tablet I can access my staffing software right there and deliver the information my colleague needed without time lag.  

And if I need to blast an email off or send a quick social media update? Not a problem! A tablet allows me to easily hop online and accomplish a task. 

These devices are also large enough so that you can read an article or look at a spreadsheet without having to minimize or scroll constantly, which is often a problem with viewing things on a smartphone. Tablets typically have a display screen that ranges between 7 inches and 10 inches and they are usually less than 1 pound. Despite that size, data storage is typically not a problem. 

Lack of moving parts
According to ZDNet, one of the features of a tablet that excited IT professionals more than anything is the lack of moving parts. The number of IT requests can significantly decrease when there are no hinges, latches or other hardware to break. Large companies will especially learn to find this feature helpful because it will decrease operational expenses by a substantial amount. 

Performance and battery life
Because of their size and the evolution of modern technology, tablets have an incredible battery life in comparison to most traditional office equipment. Many tablets have a battery life that extends 8 to 10 hours long, which is significantly longer than most laptops. In addition, these pieces of technology don’t have a long boot-up time. Instead of facing the frustration of waiting for the computer to turn on just to check an email or two, you can swipe your tablet and easily find the information you need – no muss, no fuss. This will also help staffing firms decrease time waste that can lead to periods of low productivity. Think about how much time you waste having to go back to your desk from a meeting to look up a piece of information, or having to wait for a computer to boot up for a simple task? You can get rid of this! 

Consume media faster
At a staffing firm, you’re using your employment software constantly to check and double check facts. You’re most likely checking candidates’ Twitter feeds, their blogs, resumes, cover letters and any other materials that are necessary for the job. The touchscreen will make browsing for the right document easier and faster – letting you get back to other work quicker. 

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