The Traveling Employee’s Friend: The iPad

Employees on the go are always looking for mobile solutions to their work functions, and with the today’s technology, there are latest advancements to watch out and make use of. So since, they need to be away from the office, anything that makes their job easier is always good. If you’re one of these business minded people, then we suggest that you get an iPad as a mobile platform for various apps. These apps are designed to give you maximum functionality on the go. Let’s face it, even the laptop can get heavy if you’re lugging it around. An iPad can be a great solution if you know how to use it.

So how can an iPad help you on your business trips? Here are some ways:

1. It’s light and easy to carry.

When you’re traveling you have to keep everything light. Depending on for how long and where you are going, a laptop may still be too cumbersome to bring along. An iPad can easily take a laptop’s place if you know which apps to download.

2. It makes a statement.

In the business world, image is very important. Sometimes, when your contacts see that you have an iPad, it gives them the impression that you’re paid enough for you to afford a device like that or that your company values you and your work enough to provide one for you.

3. It opens up and it’s ready to use.

One great thing the iPad has over any laptop is that it doesn’t need to boot up because it stays on all the time. When you need to do something, you don’t have to wait for it to boot up and simply open the app you need. This is a wonderful thing if you need to take a quick note or refer to a document on the tablet.

4. It can have its very own internet connection.

You can get a 4G version so you have internet wherever you go. For professional and business users, this may be the most important thing you should have on your iPad. Subscribe to a mobile internet plan so you can always stay in touch with your contacts and access your files from the cloud. Always being online means that you receive important email in real time and don’t have to wait for a place that has free WiFi. Keep in mind, though, that you can only access FaceTime or download certain apps only when you have a WiFi connection.

5. It has the apps you need.

If you know how to look, you can find apps that can make your life as a traveling employee much easier. If your company runs on VoIP phone services, then you can make and receive calls on your iPad as if you were at the office. Call forwarding through the internet may not incur additional long distance fees since you use the internet to connect you to the head office. Your note taking apps can save other kinds of media. You can access files from the cloud through file sharing apps and receive the things you need to keep working.