Tablets have become more and more common in the workplace in the last couple of years and O2 have now suggested that all businesses should consider using tablets .
The information comes from Telefonica UK's Business Director Ben Dowd who unveiled that in the last year O2 have been moving towards a paper-less office. It turns out tablets have been a huge part of that process and they have been using them in board-meetings to replace paper documents.
The company see tablets as an alternative to laptops and have been using the "Board Portal" application on their tablets in meetings. This enables documents to easily be called up and referenced and removes the need for paper documents.
O2 are urging other businesses to consider using tablets in the workplace to improve their social responsibility by removing the need for paper documents. They also add that a tablet offers the best of both worlds with a large screen and a on-screen keyboard that's easier to use than a smartphone.
So what do 3G think ? Well, tablets are becoming more and more advanced and the software more and more intelligent and we think they've got a big part to play in business. The good thing about tablets is that a lot of them can now double as a laptop thanks to keyboard docks, which is why long term we see them replacing laptops.
Microsoft's Surface tablets (pictured above) are due to launch very soon and they seem to be the perfect business tablet . That's because they interact perfectly with the desktop version of Windows 8, while they come with a keyboard dock and have Office 2013 pre-loaded.
The tablet business sector looks set to be a big growth area and we'll be interested to find out which manufacturers embrace the sector the most and what tablet will become the dominant force in the business sector !
By Simon Thomas on 22nd October, 2012