Haven’t had the guts to ask your boss for an iPad yet? Wish you had one… um, you know, for work? It would be sweet, right? Well, even if you’re still swooning over smooth display screen and the dozens of other amazing features of the iPad, perhaps it’s better that you’ve held off.
The New iPad2 had been revealed and you have just enough time to convince your most favorite-est boss in the world that it is imperative that you have one for the good of the business. (And it has TWO cameras, just check out the specs!)
So, what’s good, iPad2?
The truth is, smart devices such as the iPad2 are great for many businesses and employees; being connected in the office or on the go makes huge differences in the way we do business. The iPad2 will be available for purchase on March 11th so here’s what you need to know.
1. Knowledge Sharing
Many consumers are huge fans of the iPad already because it is a great learning tool. Students can take notes, download reading material, put together presentations, and stay organized by being able to track project with the ipad. Hey now, doesn’t that sound like it can be used in the office?
- Share notes and books/book reading apps
- Share and send reports
- Put together proposals
- Share and distribute training materials
- Set up meetings
- Take photos
- Keep track of opportunities and sales
All are a must if you ask me (or relay to your boss).
2. Takin’ Care of Business
I’ve got one thing to say to you, TCB. Every boss wants multi-tasking employees who can Take Care of Business. The iPad2 is a TCB rock star. Easy to use apple business apps or iWork apps are available from $9.99 each (some apps are free) and let you conduct business from anywhere, even print – all with a touch of your finger from the iPad2 . Want more reasons?
- iWork: Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications
- Professional: Spreadsheets, Financial Reports, Mock Designs/Sites and Presentations.
- Skype: Conduct business meetings or share your screen for training
- Media: Video Presentations and stunning graphs, charts, and presentations.
- Email: I think we all get the importance of email in today’s work place and lifestyle.
- Access: Access documents on your company network and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
3. Staying Connected
What better way to help brand yourself and stay connected to work, clients and networking connections than social media; and with the iPad2, you can do this from anywhere! Respond to client inquiries, concerns or mentions on the internet instantly. Photos and updates on work related news and events can be sent out anytime, anyplace. Social Media connections also allows you to put in virtual facetime with connections as well as personalized correspondence.
Your boss won’t have to worry about information security once he buys you an ipad2 either. The new iPad2 has great security features that I only wish my laptop or phone came with. Apple’s MobileMe can perform all the security functions you need from one spot.
- Find my iPad App
- Remote Lock
- Remote Wipe
I can’t talk about security without mentioning the gorgeously geeky and functional new iPad2 magnetic cover. This thing is awesome and has more moves than a “Saturday Night Fever” television marathon (which you could watch in HD quality on an iPad2 – just sayin’).
5. Social Objects
Social objects are the reason we correspond, socialize and contact one another. What social objects do you, your boss, clients or audience share?
- User Experience Stories and Photos
- Product Photos
- Promotional Materials
- Company Brands
Share something socially, build business and create connections (sounds like a job for the iPad2).
So, let your boss know that “going forward, in order to put all of your ducks in a row, you’ll need a new iPad2 to help you think outside the box and bring your A-game. The iPad2 is already on his radar so it’s best to push the envelope and get one for you.”
For those with an iPad now, learn How to Transfer your iTunes to from an iPad to the new iPad2!
If logic doesn’t get you an iPad2, you can always try puppy eyes…
Photo thanks to Flickr user iPad_2 and .melanie under the Creative Commons License.