There is no doubt that iPads and tablet computers are changing the way we work. ACE IT Solutions’ clients consult with us on a regular basis about developing BYOD (bring your own device) policies that are secure and effective. With the release of the new (third generation) iPad, we expect more and more organizations will deploy tablet computers as business tools.
One of the most useful new business features on the new iPad is 4G LTE, which allows you to connect to the internet and your business’ cloud faster than ever. This feature is especially appreciated when hosting online meetings with clients, sharing documents and making video calls with colleagues.
The new iPad can act as a personal hotspot for connecting up to five devices — such as a MacBook Air, an iPod touch, or another iPad — over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB, which truly enables a mobile workforce. You can even pop in a local SIM card to get a connection when you’re traveling.
Hi-resolution Retina display with four times more pixels than the iPad 2 makes presentations pop and the dictation feature is nice for hands-free messaging. Tap the microphone icon and the iPad3 will translate your spoken words into written words. Anyone who has had to type more than a few sentences using the iPad’s keyboard will appreciate this feature.
The new iPad supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync so you can get email, calendar events and contacts securely over the internet.
ACE IT Solutions can assist with procuring new iPads and business apps through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program. We will assess your current technology infrastructure and determine if your network can efficiently and securely support a mobile workforce and we will provide sound advice on how to get maximum performance from all your technology.