iPad Considerations In Business - BIG Opportunity!


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The iPad as a business tool is really taking hold. Why? Because the opportunity to be more effective, as well as the flexibility it provides in the mobile environment, is finally being understood. Catch the train, but it is moving fast!

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iPad Considerations In Business - BIG Opportunity!

  1. 1. iPad Considerations In Business October 2011 iPad Consulting
  2. 2. Change Environment iPad Consulting 2
  3. 3. Change Management“Change is inevitable, but it is rarely easy. Among the greatest difficulties associated with change is the ability to even recognize its need at a time when we can actually do something about it. Sometimes, when we finally realize that change is inevitable, the vision or energy needed to push forward in a new direction iselusive. Or worse, when competitors recognize the need for change before us, we are by default pushed into a precarious position where our next steps become impulsive rather than strategic.” From Digital Darwinism: Who’s Next? Brian Solis iPad Consulting 3
  4. 4. Big Picture – What’s Going On? Value proposition? “Lean-Back” computing is taking hold Shift to mobile environment What it means Typical business opportunities? How to get started...? iPad Consulting 4
  5. 5. Value Proposition? Time – can you use more? Organization – are you as organized as you want to be? Flexibility – do you have the flexibility quickly becoming expected in business today? Control! iPad Consulting 5
  6. 6. Value Proposition?More Time + Better Organization + Greater Flexibility = Improved Control iPad Consulting 6
  7. 7. “Lean-Back” ComputingOld Way... New Way... iPad Consulting 7
  8. 8. “Lean-Back” Computing iPad Consulting 8
  9. 9. Kleiner Perkins Report – “Top 10 Mobile Trends” …Early Innings of a Massive Phenomenonhttp://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/kpcb-top-10-mobile-trends-feb-2011 iPad Consulting 9
  10. 10. PWc Report – “Unleashing Enterprise Mobility”Organizations are seizingopportunitiesEmployees are movingahead - companies needto address and embrace totheir advantage http://www.pwc.com/us/en/technology- forecast/2011/issue1 iPad Consulting 10
  11. 11. Mobility It’s Not Coming – It’s Here... $18.4 BILLION in iPad sales - 5 QuartersApple – Quarterly Sales by Product Category iPad Consulting 11
  12. 12. Mobility Websites Getting Designed for Mobile... iPadLaptop Browser iPad Consulting 12
  13. 13. Mobility Factors...Factors Driving This....  Need to be mobile and location- independent  Greater speed and convenience improves awareness and responsiveness (“Situational Awareness” and “Information Agility”)  Increased desire to go “green”  Economic factors – efficiency and cost savings! iPad Consulting 13
  14. 14. What It MeansBusiness Opportunities: Improve client service Drive new business (or retention – reducing client turnover) Differentiate your company (or at least keep you competitive against your peers) – “Competitive Advantage” Increase efficiency of processes, and naturally, decreases the cost of running the business (or enables more productivity – “capacity creation”) Speed responsiveness to information requests iPad Consulting 14
  15. 15. Organizational Leverage Summarized from: Leveraging Technology Tools, theprogressiveaccountant.com, August 1, 2011 iPad Consulting 15
  16. 16. Business Inspiration iPad Consulting 16
  17. 17. Typical Business Opportunities? Website – browser vs mobile browser Interactive document capabilities Marketing tool/ content library management Business intelligence, peer analysis reporting (dashboards?) Executive reporting Information management – internal knowledge management iPad Consulting 17
  18. 18. Executive Reporting / Dashboards Executive Dashboard / Portals Potential uses fit many different scenarios iPad Consulting 18
  19. 19. How To Get Started…? Create group to facilitate process  Brainstorm session(s)  Ask the “obvious” questions Prioritize, prioritize Commit to process Get easy wins to create momentum and buy-in Recommended reading  Seth Godin “Poke The Box” iPad Consulting 19
  20. 20. Thornhill iPad Services Offering iPad Consulting 20
  21. 21. Contact InformationIf additional information is desired or you would like to better understand our firm’s capabilities, please contact us: Don Tomoff, CPA, MBA Kurt Walcutt, CPA Partner, Business Advisory Partner, Tax drtomoff@thornhillcpa.com knwalcutt@thornhillcpa.com Thornhill Website Thornhill Website (http://www.thornhillcpa.com) (http://www.thornhillcpa.com) LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn Profile(http://www.linkedin.com/in/dontomoff) (http://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtwalcutt)Follow us at… iPad Consulting