Regardless of the specific types of mobile devices you choose for your employees, there is a significant opportunity to increase productivity across your business. Today’s employees want greater flexibility to work where and when they can. When you can give them the right mobile tool for the job, you can help them work more efficiently.
In Intel’s case, employees report saving an average of 57 minutes a day using mobile devices—that’s nearly an hour of productivity gained each day by simply providing a different way to work. Think of the productivity benefits you could gain by scaling this flexibility across your entire organization, ultimately reducing the cost of doing business.
Yet flexibility means different things to different people. Employees will have varying needs depending on their role, whether they’re working at multiple client sites, from different buildings at your worksite, or from home either during the work week or after hours. Some employees may even work within a changing physical environment that may include one or more of the following:
- Indoor and outdoor locations
- Facility or construction sites
- Restricted factory locations
- Traditional office environments
- Standing-room-only environments There are a range of business-class form factors that are designed to meet the various needs of mobile users in today’s enterprise environment.
2 in 1: A New Kind of Device for
Many users today are relying on more than one device for work, often for travel convenience. Not only is this cumbersome, but it also means that IT has more to worry about—including the budget constraints of supporting multiple devices per user. By working closely with employees, you can help find the device that best meets their needs, whether it’s a notebook, a tablet, or a new 2 in 1 device.
The UltrabookTM 2 in 1 device offers an ideal solution for the best of both worlds: It’s a tablet when you want it to be and a laptop when you need it to be. When employees are traveling or meeting with clients, they can flip the touch screen and use it as a tablet. When they’re ready to write a report or respond to an e-mail, they can easily convert it into a laptop with a fully functioning keyboard. There are also detachable models with the option to disconnect the touch screen from the keyboard, making it a lightweight, portable tablet. This can be a great solution for users who might need to be available via e-mail and instant messaging or to consume content, yet don’t need full PC functionality.
At less than an inch thick, the business-class Ultrabook device comes in a variety of screen sizes and lightweight designs for discerning mobile users. A hardened chassis and strong hinges ensure that it can withstand the rigors of constant travel. Employees can get to work quickly with devices that wake in a flash and deliver a longer battery life. The sleek, durable 2 in 1 device delivers the performance to satisfy the high expectations of power users while eliminating the need to carry multiple devices. It’s also a cost-efficient option for IT because it can allow for a single device to serve the function of two, thereby minimizing the number of devices you must support and maintain.
Business-Class Tablets: A Different Way to Work
Not all employees fit a single definition of what it means to be “mobile.” Some employees may need a portable device to use within a specific building or worksite—whether it’s in an office building or a clinical setting, on the warehouse floor, or in a retail store. They may or may not have a constant, designated workspace, or may not have ever had their own PC, which means the productivity benefits of tablets can be significant.
The Intel processor-based family of business-class tablets is now available in an increasing range of sizes, from those compact enough to take anywhere to those with screens large enough to handle on-the-fly collaboration with colleagues. Powerful performance capabilities and compatible technology let users work quickly, including the ability to:
- Multitask with ease, with multiple screens open simultaneously.
- Interact with clients in a secure videoconference while sharing images and working on a document—all at the same time, on a single tablet screen.
- Stay productive with the ability to view Flash pages, print wirelessly, and navigate quickly, with support for browser plug-ins.
- Use convenient USB ports to share data and connect to peripheral devices, such as keyboards and cameras.
- Share information across devices without risking content deterioration, such as altered characters and distorted graphics, which can delay workflows or even pose a significant risk to the business.
These new form factors, combined with unprecedented data availability, are changing the way that people can work in the enterprise. Business-class tablets powered by the Intel family of processors come with built-in security6 features and manageability capabilities, with performance that ranges from Intel Atom processors to Intel Core vPro processor technology.
There are more options for longer battery life, including the ability to replace the batteries as needed. And with the latest tablets, employees can choose how to interact—whether it’s using touch, writing with a stylus, typing on-screen, or using a detachable keyboard.
Discover how mobile devices based on 4th generation Intel® CoreTM vProTM processors are designed to meet the security and manageability requirements of your business, with the performance, style, and form factors that your users demand. Read the full whitepaper here.
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