A tablet computer is a hybrid slate-shaped mobile computer that has its display, circuitry and has its battery combined in a single unit. Tablets are equipped with installed sensors and applications that provide the similar services related to camera, microphones and accelerometer. They also have touchscreens that have finger or other related features like stylus sensitivity that serve the same purpose as that of the computer mouse in personal computers. They may contain physical buttons which are used to control main functions like the outer speaker volume, camera initiation button or the power on or off button. Some tablets come in packaged with ports that initiate internet connectivity.
Findings and analysis
They are usually known to be slightly larger that smartphones and other related digital assistants. Tablet computers and its operating system first began with the development of the pen computing technology in the year 1888. A pen computer is an electrical device that has data input and output and uses a flat display. Thanks to the latest technology, some tablets have advanced to the point of having hand writing recognition. This is one of the most positive contribution or feature that tablets have introduced into the techno market. It is a feature that allows the user to write on the screen by simply writing the intended letter with a digital pen and leaving the tablets to internally format and display the words in a typed format. It is a much faster method of typing as compared to that of personal computers (Muir 32).
The best feature of a tablet that makes it more preferable to personal computers is its portability. Tablets are far more light and easy to carry as compared to laptops and desktops. Tablets are usually handful which means they can actually fit in the pocket (Bitter, 48). This gives workers a chance to perform their organisational tasks at many places and different periods for example when travelling as they have a very slight difference compared to smartphones.
Neatness of final output
In terms of productivity, tablets have features that give a major boost to the neatness of the end results of organisations worksheets. These gadgets come in with special features that are highly influential in modification of the organisations work presentation. Most tablets possess high processing power ability as compared to the out-dated personal computers that are generally very slow and contain very poor processors that are not up to date with the current technology. On the same point tablets are also quite easy to use. This factor help in minimising the costs incurred in training staffs and other workers on how to use them. The fact they workers can easily operate the gadget highly motivates their morale and helps in reducing the time period at which workers spend in the course of dealing with a specific task (May 89).
Motivation factor to the employees
One of the most influential effects of introducing this type of gadget into the organisation is the fact that the employees who are supplied with tablets in their organisations feel more valued. One should note that introduction of this type of gadget does not necessarily mean that the workers are going to work more since it is not the only factor that boost their morale of working. These gadgets are quit fast in terms booting and in this case the workers do not have to wait for a long period of time as compared to other personal computers like laptops and desktops.
These gadgets are relatively cheaper as compared laptops and other personal computers (Preston 112). This factor makes them highly economic to organisations as they can serve the same and at times offer better services as compared to others for a relatively lower cost.
Data collection clarity
Most tablets come in handy with two cameras: a rear camera and a front one. To add to this, these cameras have a relatively high pixel strength that enhances high quality picture collection and videos for collection of data essential for organisational use. On the other hand, the front camera gives the user the ability communicates to another person by the use of the video call (Muir 97). It is a feature that adds more advantage to the organisation as they can easily work and exchange live data through live chatting which makes the whole process of communication jovial and faster and thus giving the workers a reason to work more.
Quality of presentation
Another advantage of employing tablets in the work place is their effectiveness in improving the business’s presentation. Tablets are more applicable in presentations that laptops due to their ease to carry around as compared to the heavy computers that will need to be placed in a permanent location that will require the presenter to always refer on that set location. In many organisations, use of tablets make the setup for the presentation much easier with, less cumbersomeness. Use of tablets by the organisation reveals to most of the business’s clients how integrated the organisation is with the latest technology as well as demonstrating the high innovative spirit of the organisation which might actually lure them to join the workforce.
Since the personal computers are mostly eligible for usage in doing the heavy tasks like creation of presentations and crunching of the data, it is used store the data a relatively neat way and also used for data mobility as well as making usage much more easy.
In regards to the research on a tablets work poll conducted one of the strongest technology solutions providers (CDW), of the 610 professionals surveyed from different varying industries, an 84% of them who used tablets as personal computers in their work evidenced confessed its help in their multitasking capability (Preston 229). Despite of what many employers think of these gadgets bringing laziness in the working place, the contract with this statement since the employees use their tablets for two hours a day.
The accessibility of the organisations works from any geographical location with the use of tablets is always possible since the workers carry it to any place including remote areas and easily access network through the wireless adapter that is built in them. This is a feature that gives the workers to even work from home from the empowerment of the worldwide web that allows full strength internet to roam around the world giving the workers unlimited access to the interne t which is one of the most important aspect in organisations (Trainor 268).
Use of tablets provides the organisation with a faster access to the internet since most of the tablets allow access to the internet at a speed of up to 4G internet speed.
The technical field has done a great job in improving the qualities and capacities of tablets by installing more powerful features, increasing their processing speed, adding more pixels and carl optics in the tablets camera, additional storage memory to create more space for safe and comprehensive data storage for the organisation to store its soft copies (Trainor, 314). An example of the latest best tablets released by these hard toiling companies is the Nexus 7’s tablet. This tablet is an excellent work of technology that is fully a razors-sharp screen that displays in full HD. The installed android Jelly Bean version 4.3 gives it the wild power to multi-task many programmes at a time and still maintains its silky smooth functional performance. Nexus is created with a very durable cell that can last for a record breaking 3 days usage under normal android gadgets usage rate.
Packaged in this gadget is a massive internal storage that gives a who range of space for storage of organisations documents and ample room for data collection storage from specific fields like collection of high definition photos, videos, and audios that will be of more effect to the organisations understanding and thus understanding clearly on what basis to angel to tackle them from. The Nexas contains a 4G speed internet ability which is extremely fast as compared to that of personal computers that have a 3G internet connection speed (Long, 273).
This feature will help the organisation in the benefit of little or no delay at all during video call or having very minimal problems during uploading or downloading of organisational data. On the same feature, this device contains a Local Area Networking capability also known as Wi-Fi which is an ability that helps the user to connect his/her own device to a roaming internet connection that will provide an unlimited data supply especially when one doesn’t have internet bundles which saves lots of funds that can be used for other operation functions in the organisation.
Despite of providing the best up to date gadgets, the technical department are always working on improving one or the other quality in their products. These improvements involves creation of a far much wider screen for tablets like 10.1” full High Definition IPS LCD screen display Nokia Lumia 2020 tablet which is predicted to be launched by next year (2014). The company aims at improving its processing power to be able to run Windows RT 8.1. The gadget is projected to have the ability to enhance sunlight legibility inclusive of a 2 screen corning Gorilla Glass (Bitter 226).
Production and mainly business processing are some of major aims that small and medium enterprises are using the tablets for (Reiss 441). The tablet contains special developed applications that can be used to track time, scheduling applications that allow management to manage staff schedules. This application identifies the person who is close to the job and has time and resources to do the work and effectively allocates the job to him or her. Accounting software, Epos systems and management information are some of the available legal that are supported by computers and the intense development of the worldwide networking communication.
Findings from the research above reveal that introduction of tablets to replace the personal computer will induce a great positive change in the organisations accessibility, productivity and comparability of the business by the year 2016. This is facilitated by their friendly costs of installation and as indicated in the research, their ease of use. They have proven to be way much reliable due to their unfathomable features that make everything seem easy and fun to accomplish.
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The following are the questions that lead to collection of the findings listened above:
- Explain in details which is the added most important added advantage of the tablet over the personal computer
- What difference is there in final copy produced from tablets is there from P.C.’s?
- How do the employees react to the changes of replacing personal computers with tablets?
- How reliable are tablets in comparison to P.C.’s?
- What other added advantages does the tablets have that are not found in personal computers?