07/09/2011, 09:45 AM
The same as any other tablet, in fact. I don't want to say the Touchpad is the best device for bussiness, but it has some great strengths over others, and I'm not talking about multitasking, or notifications.
Originally Posted by clevin
As a salesforce tool, I think it's great for having a digital catalogue, but also for order taking. It's also a great tool for CRM, because of Sinergy. Sinergy allows the enterprise to manage likes no one else it's salesforces agenda, and contacts, but also with specific software to manage more specific issues like campaign management and so on. Combine that with having multiple cards to reach data.
Let's say the user is a depot manager. A little app to manage stock, and provider's contact info on Contacts, in/outs on Agenda (thanks to Sinergy).
On this field, I see the Touchpad (and combined with a webOS phone is better) as a tool that allows the companies to scalate the software offer to the user needs: Somebody doesn't need more than customers contacts and agenda, just bring that. Some others needs a stock manager and providers contact info: bring just that.
I can see easily a unified contact/agenda/etc. server that provides data to sinergy clients based on their credentials, without intermediate software, and specific small apps to cover issues that doesn't fit in the stock apps.
Now just combine this with next year's webOS on all HP computers and you get a perfect environment for companies reducing all type of software costs (no need to learn big corporate apps, just what they need/can do, the same stuff on all devices, being the vast majority stock apps that everybody knows/figures how to use), exactly the same on all devices (office PC, if any, laptop, Touchpad, phone).
All of this with custom sinergy services for all the custom apps, so the data is always up to date. webOS is the only OS that can do that this way.