You rule when it comes to mobile computing. It’s all about giving you, the mobile user, what you need, when you need it. You have more device choices now than ever before, and each one has its own niche.
Having options is great, but if you’re a CIO, you might be scratching your head trying to figure out which device type will best satisfy your mobile workers and your IT requirements. Here’s a primer to get you started:
Smartphones and tablets are appealing, sure, but nothing can replace a fully-equipped laptop for creating enterprise content, such as presentations, white papers, Websites and so on. That’s why companies issue laptops more than any other computing device. And when they do, versatile, dependable, easy-to-manage Dell™ Latitude™ and XPS™ are typically at the top the list.
The faithful companion
Let’s face it. There seems to be just three types of people in the world: Those who own a tablet computer, those who want one and ― that’s all; there isn’t a third kind. Those alluring, instant-on, there-when-you-need-them devices can magically change wasted in-between-time into getting-stuff-done-time. That might be why so many of your employees are already bringing them to work. If you want to support BYOD in your company, consider that Dell business-ready tablets are made to be managed ― unlike those designed for consumer use, only.
If you’re in the business of number crunching outside of the office, you’ll need more than a tablet or a traditional desktop computer to feed that habit. When the job calls for medical research, animation and other compute-intensive workloads, you need the muscle of a mobile workstation to get the work done. Dell Precision™ mobile workstations are built-for-business; but, the workstations are also fine-tuned over hundreds of hours to certify them for targeted applications. The result: Highly sophisticated machines that run at peak performance. Period.
The answer: multiple choice
So which mobile device best suits your mobile workers? A third of mobile workers surveyed say they supplement their corporate-issued laptops with their own personal devices. Considering the impact computing trends such as BYOD are having on your evolving workforce, the right answer to “Which device?” probably has to be “more than one.” The good news is that products like PocketCloud™ make it easier for your users to remotely access, view, edit and share files across multiple device types.