Every day, business owners are faced with this statement: to change or not to change. Imagine how many times you visualize something that will benefit your company but you never do anything to follow thru with it. The reasons people don’t change their ways are endless and sometimes not seeing the value of change is the problem. The value of change is especially not seen when it comes to technology, because technology is something not everyone has become accustomed to. Not only is technology in the small business world more affordable than ever, it is also more powerful.
Changes made ten years ago were driven by the growth of our businesses. As our company grew, so did our binders and number of forms. We used more sticky-notes and put more white boards on the wall. But the small business world has evolved. Today change means computer training, learning a new software, understanding your smart phone or social media, and so much more.
The programs available today are affordable—you won’t find yourself having to take out a mortgage on your first born! However, you might have to give a little to get a lot. You have to be able to weigh the value of giving up some of your processes you have become so accustom to. For example, you like and feel comfortable using paper forms and work orders for your crew, however you are now looking into a program that allows your crew to get their work load and so much more on their phone or tablet.
Once you understand the process and program completely, I feel confident that you too will see the huge benefits of moving forward and changing your business with new technology.
The benefits of this program keep getting better and better. Your crew would soon be able to use their tablet or smart phone to get from job to job, that means no more paper maps! They can also now snap a quick picture with their chosen device instead of carrying around a camera that has to be uploaded to a computer at the end of every work day.
To change or not to change…you decide!
The best tablet for your business will feature durability, an easy to use operating system and speed; the Apple iPad has been on top of the market with the best features since its inception—but the Android operating system is making a statement today with great tablets, too, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Google Nexus 10, according to CNet.com.
CNet adds that the “open-source nature of Google’s Android OS makes it inviting for many hardware manufacturers to try their hand at making an Android-based device.”
1. Google Nexus 7
2. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
3. Google Nexus 10
4. Asus Transformer Pad TF300
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
(CNet.com, pictured: Google Nexus 10)
More and more businesses are using tablets every day for new and innovative uses in the office and out in the field. From the landscaping company or HVAC professional that uses a tablet for work order management, scheduling and billing—tablets are changing the way business is being done.
Let us know which tablet is your favorite and why.