With tablet use on the rise, workers are making the most of available applications for daily personal activities. Gartner (NYSE: IT), an information technology research and advisory company, recently released a survey revealing what people use tablets fr: checking email, checking the weather, social networking, and gaming.
But moving certain activities from personal computers to tablets -- for instance, email -- may seem like the way to go, but this swap has its risks. A tablet is easier to lose or have stolen due to its size compared to the large hardware that is typically used for a personal computer. When a tablet is stolen, the data on that device is suddenly at risk.
The Gartner study also found that
- Media tablets play a more dominant role in the home than mobile phones or PCs
- The living room is the room where the highest tablet usage (87 percent) takes place
- Respondents purchase tablets for their convenience, small size, and light weight
- 50 percent of tablet owners prefer to read news, magazines, and books on a screen, rather than on paper
- Checking email is the most popular activity conducted on the internet (74 percent), which is followed by social networking (57 percent)