The iPad Air is the epitome of the super-powerful tablets which have entered the market in the last few months. Thanks to them, tablets are clearly no longer limited to media consumption and are now positioned to become the new productivity device of choice for many professionals. Let’s call them Tablets 2.0. How do they change the game when it comes to tablet adoption by organizations? We will explore the following topics through a mix of panels, presentations and discussions with the audience:
What are the opportunities for tablets to replace laptops at work?
More and more workers on the road are finding that tablets suits them better than laptops. Tablets are even making inroads in some office environments -like conference rooms- and on some plant floors. With the increased computing power of the latest generation devices, we look at use cases where tablets push laptops away.
Are hybrids and big screen tablets the next big thing?
While Apple is rumored to launch a large-screen iPad, other manufacturers are already venturing into larger screens and shifting from pure laptops to tablet/notebook hybrids. What do these new devices bring to the enterprise?
Small tablets, big payoff? What the raft of phablets and low cost, smaller tablets brings to the enterprise.
Steve Jobs was wrong: There was a demand for small tablets. A big one. Most consumer tablets are getting smaller while smartphones are getting bigger. They may not be workhorses in the same league as large tablets and hybrids, but they are highly portability and affordable and open many opportunities. We hear the pros and cons from organization leveraging small tablets.
Faceoff: iOS vs. Android vs. Windows 8 – which is best for your organization?
This is still a three horse race and organizations don’t have the same perspective as consumers on it. Representatives from three companies – each using a specific OS for their tablet deployment – will debate the merits of their mobile platform of choice.
What are the best ways to securely manage tablets and apps in the enterprise?
Balancing the wants of employees and the need to secure sensitive and proprietary data causes headaches to IT executives managing mobile projects. But there are ways to achieve the right balance: IT managers explain.
Will 2014 be the year BYOD evolves to CYOD (Choose Your Own Device)?
On the one end was BYOD: Bring your own device. On the other end was COPE: Corporate-owned, personally-enabled devices. As both policies showed their limitations over the years, some believe that most organizations will converge to some kind of middle ground. Do IT managers agree?
How a new generation of apps are making tablets a more effective sales tool.
In many companies, sales people have been the first to adopt tablets. They now have the longest experience in using them for their work, and the field has been fertile with software innovation. We hear several sales executives tell how tablets and apps have empowered their team.
Lessons learned: The right way to run a tablet deployment.
Tablet project managers from various organizations tell us what they did – right or wrong – in their tablet deployment.
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