The [easyazon-link asin=”B00365F6G4″]iPad[/easyazon-link] is a tablet computer which is primarily used for muiltimedia purposes such as movies, music, games, books and surfing web content. The iPad was designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. iPad’s size and weight falls between those of the average smartphone and a notebook laptop. The iPad operates on the iOS operating system, identical to the one which is used on the iPod touch and the iPhone. Just like the iPhone, it is also operated by a multi-touch keyboard and an onscreen keyboard. Android tablets can be used to run your business on but iPad seems to be winning the race in the business world.
Basically, the iPad is a big iPhone with new and improved features. The biggest upgrade on the iPad is the amazing high resolution screen, about 10 inches, which makes using your iPad as a second monitor worth trying. It also weighs 0.5 lbs and has a very sleek interface. The iPad can run any of the 100,000 apps designed for iPhone and it can definitely do a ton of things the iPhone can’t.
However Apple, its developers, primarily designed the Ipad for surfing the web and multimedia consumption by casual users. Considering these design issues and also its prohibitive price, about $500, every businessperson questions whether it is worth it. How can you justify spending that much on just another modern gadget. There is certainly no denying that the iPad is a sleek looking device, but for a business owner, can it be of any help?
Despite of this, the iPad can be a helpful business accomplice and I will tell you why should go out and acquire this revolutionary gadget.
Easy and Cheap Communication
When doing business, communication is plays a very key role. The iPad offers these and more. Although the iPad does not support a SIM card, it is integrated with software like Skype which can be used for voice calls, instant messaging, texting, and voicemail online. This can save money on long distance charges and for extra communication features like video chats.
Keeps You Well Informed
In business quickly obtaining accurate information will often determine how much money you can make or lose. With its superbly fast internet connectivity, surely iPad is the gadget of choice to keep you well informed. With applications such as PressReader [easyazon-image-link asin=”B0017HZOQK” alt=”Apple iPad 2 MC775LL/A Tablet (64GB, Wifi + AT&T 3G, Black) NEWEST MODEL” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31mRJLNfKlL.jpg” align=”right” width=”361″ height=”500″]enables the user to read the daily edition exactly as it was printed, complete with ads, obituaries, comics, and all the rest. With its HD display, the iPad delivers a visually stunning reading experience. With the iPad you can easily download your favorite publications, as many as 1500 news and periodicals from 94 countries, and read them wholly on your device, some times before they hit the newsstands.
The iPad also has an optional iBook application that is downloadable from the Apple App Store, which displays books and other e-Publications. Reading from your iPad is much more fulfilling than on any other smartphone because of its 9.7 inches touch display at a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels. Regular reading goes a long way in keeping you well informed on various topics.
A good business must be impeccably organized. All the records must be safely stored and also easily accessible. The iPad is a good device to store your entire collection of files and documents. The file manager automatically organizes all these things in the library and you can quickly retrieve them when needed.
As a businessperson with many appointments and a busy itinerary it will be only human to forget some details. The iPad can be a great aide. With the various fantastic iPad apps such as SpringPad, Jorte and Evernote you can have all your work, schedules and meetings and everything else within the reach of the palm of your hands.
Of course in this day and age an office suite is a necessity for every businessman. The iPad does not miss out on these. With the iPad comes iWork which is a fully fledged office suite that enables you to create and edit office documents while on the go. There are also other serious multiplatform office suite such as Open Office and Documents To Go that can deliver a stunning performance.
In their line of work many businesspeople often find themselves on the road going on business trips. If you are a frequent traveler, then at some point you will need some help when in foreign cities or nations. The apple Ipad is not only great to travel with, it is a great guide for travelers. It is very easy to navigate all the Map applications in the iPad compared to other smartphones because of its high resolution screen which is remarkably long and wide.
With the current environmental complications, businesses are trying to cut on paper usage and also conserving energy. The iPad has proved helpful in these areas because you can do on the iPad many things which usually were done on the computer. This greatly saves energy. Plus you only have to print the very important documents thus saving on paper. For example since March 2011, the US Federal Aviation Administration has approved the iPad for in-cockpit use to cut down on the paper consumption in several airlines.
Running your business on iPad can definitely be interesting. Imagine how intrigued a potential client will be when a salesman taps away a presentation on the iPad instead of the traditional presentation method. The iPad surely has got some swagger and is assuredly going to draw attention to you, which is not a bad thing for a business. Even if you only have a slight interest, I think you should try it as it is going to give you value for your money.