How will tablet PCs affect business?
Now that tablet PCs are becoming more pervasive and in some cases, cheaper, how will businesses be integrating them into their business processes and technology planning?
McDonalds and Sam’s Club have both been using tablets to pre-checkout customers in line and now medical doctors are considering using them in their practices. Public kiosks, which previously used bulky CRT monitors and desktop PCs and more recently, flat panel LCDs, can be replaced by a simple tablet PC. Even point of sale (POS) machines could be replaced by cheap tablets.
With all of the choices out there, how will businesses know which tablet PC is best for their business?
If you’re big enough to have your own technology department or a business analyst, you can ask them, but if you’re a small to mid-size business there are resources on the web like Tablet Comparison that can help. If you are really serious about getting the most out of the technology you might consider hiring a consultant or outsourcing the project, even if you have your own technology department.