Can a tablet replace a laptop?

Besides a mobile phone, the other major tool of a salesperson is their laptop, which can be used to show off product demo’s as well as being able to access SaaS software such as SAP, Salesforce and Office 365.

Whilst laptops have gotten smaller and lighter unless you are paying over €800 you will be stuck with a laptop which will give you at the most perhaps 8 hour’s battery life before it must be charged again. When you are constantly on the road visiting clients and prospective clients this is an issue you don’t want to be facing daily.

But there is a simple solution that will allow you to go out on the road and use all your favourite SaaS software without having to worry about battery life. All you need is a tablet such as an iPad or numerous Android based tablets and they can also be bought with cellular ability that allows them to use sim cards resulting in you not having to worry about needing a Wi-Fi connection.

You can also buy a cheaper iPad’s and tablets that don’t require a sim card and they can use Wi-Fi or your mobile phone to connect to the internet and the cloud. As tablets are a lot smaller than laptops they are easier to carry around with you and you can easily get between 8-12 hours battery life which will easily last a typical working day.

Before you decide to replace your laptops with tablets you will have to make sure that all the SaaS products that you use on your laptops can also be used on tablets. You must also make sure that anything else you do on your laptop can also be replicated on the tablets that you are looking at using.

As tablets will work with any custom built cloud infrastructure that you are using and are very easy to setup and use, they will save you time, money and heartache especially when it comes to battery usage.

iPing provide managed services and IT services and we can help provide you with an overview of your IT setup for your sales team and what tablet will best fit your needs. So, if you need some help with the above please contact us or give us a call on 01 5241350.

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