Touch devices have taken the world by storm since they hit the mainstream in the early 2000s. This shift in the way we interact with computers has dramatically altered the way we think about computing and has paved the way for advances in both the consumer and enterprise realms. For businesses, the advent of touch-enabled devices has created new opportunities to accelerate productivity. Touch interfaces add immediate access to documents and software through simplified interfaces while creating more natural ways to collaborate.
As touch technologies have advanced, they’ve opened doors for software creators to hone their apps and create touch-screen optimized versions of their products. New touch-optimized productivity suites have largely taken the place of their point-and-click predecessors.
In addition to improving general productivity in the workplace, the proliferation of touch devices has created new ways to solve business problems. For example, an employee might use a tablet as a mobile point of sale while an executive in the same company may use the same kind of tablet to access business dashboards built for monitoring key performance indicators. A designer in the same company might use a tablet to create wireframes that they later send to the development team to flesh out into new products. This is the kind of top-to-bottom performance boost that touch devices are already providing at the enterprise level.
The Tortoise & The Hare
If you’re familiar with the parable of the tortoise and the hare, you’ve probably heard that “slow and steady wins the race.” This advice used to hold a lot of weight, but with tortoises now learning how to use touch screens, it might be time to rethink your business’ approach to emerging technology. A forward-thinking mobility strategy can empower your company and help you prepare to compete against both the tortoise and the hare.
For more information about tablets in the enterprise, check out Why Your Business Needs Touch and visit: Intel: Shop for Tablets, 2-in-1s, Laptops, Desktops, Smartphones, Servers.