What’s Your Business’ Tablet Strategy? Via Acumor

Tablets For Business
Tablets For Business

Tablets are hot. And the odds are that the workers at your company would love to use theirs in the office. But does this make sense?

Will Kelly, writing for the Tech Republic website, says that tablets in the office can pay off. But, he warns, CIOs must first craft a tablet strategy for 2014.

Justify

As Kelly writes, the most important benefit of a sound tablet strategy is that CIOs can use it to justify the expenses of allowing employees to work on tablets during work. There are plenty of costs involved in allowing tablets in the workplace, even if employees will be using devices they already own. IT departments will have to increase mobile security for both bring-your-own-device tablets and corporate-owned ones. Your company will also have to invest in mobile apps that boost the productivity of your employees.

Security is key

Of course, as Kelly writes, a good security plan is the most important part of any tablet program. Simply put, you’ll need to put measures in place that protect your company from the viruses that employees might bring to work along with their tablets. A virus could shut down your company. If that happens, how much money will it lose? Don’t skimp on mobile security.

The right apps

With the right apps — the Tech Republic site suggests such business apps as Roambi Analytics, Roambi Flow and GoodData for iPad — tablets can transform into powerful reporting tools that can your company’s leaders make sound business decisions. They can also free up your IT staffers, taking the responsibility of running reports out of their already busy days. Of course, you’ll have to plan which apps make the most sense for your company, something that must be part of your business’ 2014 tablet strategy.

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