There is no doubt that we are living in a technological wonderland, something that Alice herself would have marvelled at. It can be seen almost anywhere, but especially in our modern computing devices. These could be broken down into three basic categories: personal computers, smartphones, and now tablets. The mainstay of the last few decades, the personal computer is definitely beginning to look old-school. While it is certainly a trusted piece of technology in any office, or even at home, many people are beginning to opt for a tablet computer, which can basically do the same functions, but with the added ability of being extremely portable. Some people still rely on laptops or personal computers because they do a lot of typing or a lot of number crunching, and these are typically better suited for those tasks. But for pure communication and Internet access, it’s hard to beat the sleekness and portability of a tablet or smartphone.
Companies can leverage the power of the Internet for their web expenses
It is hard to believe that the smartphone as we know it was introduced just six years ago, with the introduction of the Apple iPhone. It was so successful, and in many ways quite revolutionary, that it spawned a lot of imitators. Lawsuits began to fly back and forth between some of the major manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung, and some of these have yet to be completely resolved. But what is for sure is that people all over the world decided that these new devices where the thing to have. Some people have their own particular brand or operating system which they prefer, while others are looking for specific features which they feel can be only supplied by one particular manufacturer or operating system.
The Mobile Office
Companies all over the world have discovered that mobile devices can definitely increase productivity. Anyone from delivery men to salespeople to senior executives often have to be away from the office, sometimes for weeks at a time. The ability to have a mobile device which allows them to communicate with their clients, co-workers or other executives is crucial and makes them far more efficient. Even back office functions, such as accounting, can be modernized and made up to date with internet-enabled solutions. Web expenses can be easily filed from anywhere in the world and received and processed by the main office without wasting hardly a minute. It truly cuts down on wasted time: as we know, time is money so many companies see a definitive benefit to their bottom line.
Smartphone or Tablet?
The fact that most tablets cannot receive a cellular call makes them impractical for conversation. However, many smartphone screens are too small to be used for many hours a day to access the Internet. Therefore, many people opt for one of each, each device serving a very specific purpose. Different operating systems provide different benefits. Microsoft recently introduced their Windows 8 platform for both types of devices. Many people appreciate the fact that they can use their Office applications easily and have begun to adopt this new operating system.
Over the next several years, it remains to be seen if one of the operating systems that we have at the moment emerges ultimately triumphant. It partly depends on users’ tastes and desires and thus the future is hard to predict.