No matter what needs your business may have, the performance and portability of a tablet can help you out in some way. Tablets have changed the way we do many things, and they can open up doors and create opportunities for your business.
Have you ever thought about using tablets to collect customer data that will help your business? You can use tablets to let your customers take surveys or give feedback on their experience with you.
Here are some techniques and benefits:
Reach Every Customer... Ever.
Using a tablet is the easiest way to reach out to your customers to get feedback. Computers are not practical. They are too big and bulky and not even an option. Tablets are small and portable, so they eliminate inconvenience when approaching a customer. If you run a department store or a restaurant, you can have your staff out on the floor talking to customers and getting feedback from them. Not only is their feedback very valuable, but you would be surprised at how positively your customers will respond just knowing that you care enough to do that. Not only is that good for business in general, but chances are they will be willing to give you the data that you are looking for in order to improve your business. By equipping your staff with tablets, you will be able to reach an incredible amount of people and gather more data than you thought was possible.
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Make Life Easier
New tablets are pretty powerful. They can handle many aspects of your business, and they can definitely handle any customer. It literally makes delivering surveys and questionnaires easier than ever before. You couldn't use smartphones because that would be annoying, and like I said before, computers aren't even an option for this part of your business. Another way that you're probably failing at right now is by using paper to collect data. Not only is it the 21st century, but paper just sucks. It can get wet, lost, ripped, or maybe some people don't write so well and you can't read it. Simply handing someone a tablet takes care of every issue that I just pointed out.
Get It Done Faster
Tablets are super fast and easy to use for everyone. Let's say that you have a customer waiting in line to check out or waiting on their bill. How easy would it be to just slip them a tablet so that they could provide their feedback while they wait? They won't even be annoyed by having to write something or by listening to you tell them to call the number on the back of their receipt. They will probably be pleased to have something to pass the time while they wait, and when they are done and hit "submit", you already have all the information that you need to improve their experience the next time the visit. Using tablets in your business can help you raise your level of customer satisfaction immediately.
exacerbated by a $120 million write-off related to the company's Gateway, eMachines and Packard Bell product brands. The company recently commented on its Q4 loss, stating that it reached NT$3,37 billion ($116 million). That is down from a net profit of NT$94 million in the same period the year before. Revenue also reached NT$101.5 billion, a decrease from NT$127.5 billion the year before.
Back in January Acer announced a write-off from the lost value in its Gateway, eMachines and Packard Bell trademarks,
which were all acquired by Acer back in 2007 as a $710 million deal. Since then, the company has discontinued the eMachines brand and is planning on refocusing its product portfolios under Gateway and Packard Bell.
If you exclude the write-off, Acer would have gained a net profit of NT$131 million which translates to a year-over-year increase of 39%. Acer reported the net loss as PC shipment growth remains down during an era where smartphones and tablets are in high demand. This market change has been especially hard for Acer as the company has reported back-to-back quarterly net losses in 2011.
Over 80% of Acer's revenue comes from desktops and notebooks, though the company expects that its tablets and convertible PCs will help drive growth. Acer CEO J.T. Wang said that the supply chain for tablets has matured while the company has noticed "sales momentum" behind touch-based Windows 8 products like the Surface tablet.
Acer is projecting that it will ship 5 million tablets this year, all of which will be running either Windows 8 or Android. However, the company also hopes to exceed that figure and reach 10 million units. According to Wang, "We will have a full line of tablets of Windows 8, and also we will have a full line of Android tablets. By the second half of this year, we will have a very competitive, full range. So you can expect we will be very aggressive in this category."
Source: Computer World - Acer reports net loss in Q4 from trademark write-off
The Google Nexus 7 is one of the newest Android tablets to hit the market. It has been designed for highly mobile situations and, with a stunning 7" display, powerful quad-core processor and up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge, the Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best that Google has to offer in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.
Since it is a Google-based tablet, the Nexus 7 offers a ton of Google features and apps, like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube, giving you the best of Google in the palm of your hand. All of the apps are easy to use and stay in sync automatically across your tablet, phone and PC. In addition to that, you also get a ton of free cloud storage and features that are exclusive to the Nexus 7.
This tablet was also built for Google Play. Google Play gives you access to all the entertainment you crave with more than 600,000 apps and games, millions of eBooks, songs and movies as well as an ever growing array of television shows and magazines.
In addition to being one of the newest tablets on the market, it is also one of the newest tablet rentals that Rentacomputer.com has to offer. Renting a Nexus 7 tablet is perfect for conventions or trade shows where you need fast and reliable mobile internet or if you are planning on collecting survey data for your company.
You can also rent large quantities of Nexus 7 tablets, putting one into the hands of each one of your team members, keeping everybody connected to the internet and each other. You can also lease a Nexus 7 tablet if you think you will be needing one long term. Leases are perfect if you need something for over a year and you want to avoid purchasing it.
The Nexus 7 is one of the hottest tablets on the market right now and is one of the most popular tablet rentals from Rentacomputer.com. No matter what situation you need it for, Rentacomputer.com can put a Nexus 7 tablet in your hands whenever and wherever you need it.
Acer recently revised its estimates and, as of right now, doesn't expect "explosive growth" for Windows 8 devices when the operating system launches in October. The CEO of Acer also cited a lack of consumer interest as one of the primary reasons for the new estimate. Acer CEO J.T. Wang was cited saying, "We are still waiting for the signal of the consumers' enthusiasm."
Acer is currently the world's third largest PC vendor and originally expected high growth for the company during the second half of this year. In particular, Acer believed that Windows 8 would help usher in a plethora of new notebooks and tablet devices to the market.
However, the rocky global economy and the uncertainty of the Windows ecosystem have Wang believing that the company will most likely see medium growth. "We see that a lot of PC brand companies and also the channels have a cautious attitude," Wang added. "Although everyone is preparing for the Windows 8 launch, but still there is a lot of reservation, and so we do not see the momentum for very explosive growth has been accumulated."
These "doom and gloom" remarks from Wang don't really surprise anybody though. Wang was quoted earlier asking Microsoft to not sell its own Windows 8 tablet, known as the Surface tablet, as it would hurt the PC vendor partners that Microsoft does business with, including Acer.
Apple currently dominates the tablet market with its juggernaut iPad. Things like iPad rentals have been soaring recently, along with other tablet and laptop rentals, and I would expect that number to increase with the release of the Surface tablet. Rentacomputer.com sees the influences that certain products have on the technology industry and the iPad definitely paved the way for things like Microsoft's Surface tablet.
Many people are looking to the Surface to dethrone Apple's iPad. Many have tried and the closest (in my opinion) anyone has come has to be Samsung and the Galaxy Tab. Unfortunately, Samsung and Apple are in a huge patent war right now so we can see how well that worked out. But maybe the Surface tablet has what it takes, we can only wait and see.
Source: PC World - Acer Does Not Expect 'Explosive Growth' for Windows 8 Later This Year