I must admit, the “New iPad” features are really impressive. The 2048 x 1536 resolution alone is enough to have most people justifying the purchase. Add that with a quad-core processor and 4G/LTE connectivity, and the New iPad will practically sell itself.
There are a ton of features that make the New iPad a no doubt “buy” if you’re a small business owner who hasn’t quite bought into the whole tablet craze. But the “Resolutionary” features alone won’t make you a on-the-go productive whiz on the device. You still need a solid suite of business apps to uncover just how productive you can be on the New iPad.
Now, if you’ve been following Small Biz Go Mobile, all we do is identify resources, services…and apps that can help you stay at work, even when you’re not at work (did I just blow your mind?). Now, we don’t want you to just go out there and download tons of apps without knowing how you can use them for your business, so here are just a few ways you can close those deals on your New iPad…cause we all know you’re getting one.
If you’re not in the cloud, or don’t have a way to retrieve important documents from your office computer, you might as well stop reading now. There is nothing like leaving an important document on the printer because you rushed out the door to a meeting with a client, or to catch your flight. That’s one of the reasons why I suggest any small biz invest in the cloud to at the very least, make sure you have access to all your documents on any device, whenever you need them. A good document creator/editor is needed as well. If a client or team member wants to adjust some numbers in a spreadsheet and you’re not nowhere near a computer, you still need to capability to open and edit that document from your email, then send it back to them lickity-split.
How much of a “wow-factor” would it be if you were able to whip up a quick invoice immediately following a meeting with a client…while you’re still in their face? Waiting until you get back to your office to read you’re chicken-scratch notes (let’s be honest) is cool, but why not do it right then and there? If you’re a jet-setter and need a way to capture and organize receipts, track mileage, etc. for projects, the ability to manage your expenses as they are encountered, is a sure-fire way to avoid your regular end of the month, last-minute, throw something together expense report routine.
I don’t have to tell you that keeping in touch with clients, attending meetings, at anytime is essential to any businesses. The New iPad will be able to handle that flawlessly with its faster quad-core processor, LTE connectivity, and upgraded cameras. You still need solid apps that can help you attend (and conduct) meetings if you find yourself at the coffee shop without your laptop.
You can pre-order the new iPad today directly from, and it officially goes on sale and ships out on March 16th. If you want to get it straight from AT&T, you can sign up on their site to be notified when they start selling it. I can promise you now, there will be no hotter item in terms of mobility and productivity on-the-go in 2012, and there’s no way Apple is going to be able to keep up with the demand. Remember how hard it was to get an iPad 2 at launch? The madness over the new iPad is going to be even bigger.