iPad 2: Is it Right For Your Small Business?

Entrepreneur: iPad 2 – Is it Right For Your Small Business?

Scott Steinberg, CEO of high-tech consulting firm TechSavvy Global, says the iPad 2 has many attractive new features for small businesses, including cameras to enable videoconferencing and a processor twice as fast as the one in the first iPad. But it falls short in some crucial areas too.

“Slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor, Apple’s iPad 2 comes to market with a number of new improvements that might come in handy for small-business owners. The new tablet also falls short in several key areas. Entrepreneurs will need to weigh the pros and cons before determining if this second-generation iPad is the right fit for their business.

Among the positives, the iPad 2 comes with dual cameras for casual videoconferencing or high-definition video recording, is 33% thinner and 15% lighter, and packs roughly twice as much computing muscle via a speedier 1GHz dual-core A5 processor. It’s priced from $499 for 16GB WiFi units to $829 for 64GB WiFi/3G-enabled editions, comparable to first-generation iPad units. Most important of all, the iPad 2’s features continue to grow at a blistering clip, and receive unprecedented support from the third-party software development community. Business owners may find it more than a match for their needs, either now or before the year is out.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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