Ready or not, tablets are coming to the workplace. Currently, 35% of American adults own a tablet1, and that number is expected to rise, as tablets are expected to outsell all other PC form factors combined in the near future2. Enterprises also see that tablets will be critical work tools — their portability enables employees to work from nearly anywhere, and one study even found that employees who use mobile devices like tablets work an extra 460 hours per year3

Tablet-equipped employees can help increase productivity, collaboration, and profits, but they also present security and management challenges.

Enterprises can overcome these obstacles if they plan and implement their tablet strategy carefully. The best practices outlined in the below UBM Tech whitepaper, sponsored by Dell, can help maximize the benefits of tablets while minimizing management hassles and security risks.

 

1 http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/10/18/tablet-and-e-reader-ownership-update/

2 http://www.canalys.com/newsroom/tablets-make-50-pc-market-2014

3 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/9646349/Smartphones-and-tablets-add-two-hours-to-the-working-day.html