With the growing trend of remote work and work from home start-ups, small business owners are turning away from the conventional desktop computer to mobile options in the digital world. A combination of laptop, smartphone and tablet defines the gear of the modern mobile entrepreneur.
The tablet especially has rose to become an essential work tool. A recent article in BaseLine magazine reports 81% of respondents said tablets increased their productivity, and cited an increase in productivity of 20% or more. Here are some ways to integrate tablets into your business.
Tablets are more flexible than laptops for presentations and help maintain client engagement using touchscreen options. Using a tablet case with versatile display capabilities, such as vertical or horizontal positions without having to remove the tablet from the case, allows for immediate and effective presentations.
Meeting with a client for the first time may require copious notes to learn more about their business needs. Lots of non-tech features may be essential when first engaging with a new client. Since typing away while they talk may be distracting, consider using a tablet case with notepad at the ready. This feature lets you capture key information with good old-fashioned pen and paper while still being personally engaged with your prospect. A file folder built into the case also makes it easy to refer to key documents relevant to your client without having to search on your tablet. And a case with easily accessible business cards helps when ending the meeting.
Creating Critical Reports During Business Travel
The smaller size of tablets allows important documents to be created quickly and easily while in transit. Many business travelers select tablets over laptops for their compactness and lightweight portability. A case with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard makes typing convenient and fast in coffee shops and airports without plugging in. A protective case is also essential as a tablet can take a lot of dings on the road.
Anatomy of the Ideal Business Tablet Case
A recent survey from Dell revealed the growing impact of tablets over other mobile devices for workplace productivity. Learn more about tablets for the workplace and work travel.
- 73% of IT decision-makers surveyed said that tablets are a standard tech device offered to employees at their organization.
- One-third said their company has developed tablet assignment/BYOD policies
Departments who use Tablets
- IT 93%
- Sales/Marketing 70%
- Executives 67%
- Administrative 60%
Tablets and other Mobile Devices
- 75% find tablets as companions to laptops
- 85% as partners for smartphones
- 81% of respondents said tablets increase productivity
Expanding Tablet Productivity For Work
Using the MobilePro Series™ Executive Folio for iPad Air® / Air® 2 offers tablet protection and expanded utility with the following features:
- Slim, all-in-one mobile workstation allows you to conveniently carry and work with an iPad® and paper
- SmartConnect Case™ (patent pending) allows for an iPad Air®/Air® 2 to be used in-folio, free-standing or hand-held, in vertical or horizontal orientation, and at three viewing angles
- SmartConnect System™ (patent pending) magnetically attaches keyboard cover to inside of folio
- Includes removable Bluetooth® keyboard (iOS®, Android™ and Windows® compatible) with integrated wrist support for increased comfort and productivity
- Also features a ballistic nylon exterior, business card holders, a pen loop, a file folder, a refillable writing pad pocket and a magnetic closure
- Accommodates an Apple® Smart Cover®
Dad’s day is just around the corner. Give him these gifts to complement his home office with comfort and productivity.
Upgrade Dad’s Shredder
Show how the new auto feed shredders make shredding easier. This is an especially great gift for dads who love new technology. The small office sized auto feeds operate hands free, grinding up 130 sheets of documents at one time, and all automatically. Just fill the drawer, push the button and walk away! The 130C also shreds paper clips, staples and credit cards with ease.
Enhance Dad’s Tablet Performance
The new MobilePro is the perfect gift if Dad is a tablet user. The slim, all-in-one mobile workstation lets Dad take his work anywhere, combining iPad and paper in one luxurious folio. The Executive MobilePro also comes with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard. Dad will love the ballistic nylon exterior, business card holders, pen loop, a file folder, a refillable writing pad pocket and the fact that he can use his iPad in-folio, free-standing or hand-held, in vertical or horizontal orientation, and at three viewing angles.
The Gift of Comfort
For long hours working in his office, Dad will love the Heat and Soothe Back Support. This temperature controlled backrest provides warmth or coolness to relax back muscles while delivering continuous lumbar support.
Phones, laptops and tablets help us stay productive, pass the time and keep us networked while traveling. Here are a few extras that can help enhance that on-the-road digital experience.
On a crowded airplane, that casual glance at your laptop screen be annoying. Take the precaution of a privacy filter for peace of mind. Blackout privacy filters completely black out the side view of your laptop or tablet and even some smartphone screens(depends on the model). Yet the straight on view of the screen for you is completely clear. Privacy filter technology is improving, make screens easier to attach and remove for those occasions when you want to show someone your screen. Otherwise, even if you are not necessarily looking at confidential info, it’s still more comforting to keep your screen private.
Tablets are especially useful for business trips. They are compact and versatile and are quickly becoming one of the go-to digital technologies for quick and easy digital presentations. Now you can improve the productivity of your tablet by accessorizing. Tablet folios feature new designs that allow you to view your tablet free standing, or hand held, in vertical or horizontal orientations and in several different viewing angles. Executive folios even come with a Bluetooth keyboard. And it doesn’t matter whether you are left handed or right handed, new folio designs accommodate both. It’s also nice to have traditional stand-bys with your tablet—such a writing pad, pen and business card holder, a few perks that make traveling with your tablet more productive.
As wonderful as laptops are for travel, on a long flight they can leave your lap a little warm, if not hot. Lapdesks eliminate the burn. With built in cooling channels you will never suffer from scorched thigh syndrome again. Modern designs also feature bumpers that keep the laptop securely in place and slightly angled for easy typing. Toss one in your briefcase or bag pack for your next trip.