Last week we touched on a research report from Strategy Analytics that classified the current market for tablet technology – once dominated by the iPad – as a "three-horse race" between Apple, Microsoft and Google. However, a separate analysis from a leading consumer products magazine says Samsung has a tablet that trumps all of its competitors.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has "capabilities that no other tablet, not even the Apple iPad, currently offers," according to Consumer Reports, which released its list of the top 10 electronics for 2012 at the start of November. The Galaxy Note trumps battery power to rival the iPad and includes memory expansion capabilities that its competitor does not have, according to the source.
The tablet market is growing fierce, and with heavyweights like Microsoft and Google entering the fray with innovative products, business owners considering a tablet deployment have plenty of options to choose from. And it appears momentum is not slowing – 25 percent of survey respondents said they prefered tablets to PCs in a holiday shopping study conducted by Maritz Research in early October.
Ultimately, it appears no matter which brand they prefer, many more consumers have put tablets at the top of their holiday wish lists. Savvy business owners could follow suit, but these executives have a number of determinations to make before launching an iPad deployment.
IT support firms can be the resource these organizations need to evaluate their businesses' ability to integrate new technology. The implementation of any type of new technology requires strategic IT planning, which can include an assessment of the company's existing technology infrastructure, and an evaluation of needed network upgrades or security features.