I read an interesting interview with SAP CIO Oliver Bussman this morning. He is a qualified expert on tablets, as he has authorized the purchase of 3,500 tablets at SAP in less than a year now. I was particularly interested in how he, a very busy executive, uses the iPad. Here is what he uses it for:
- Respond to email
- Media consumption
- Media sharing and sharing device. He likes the iPad apps by Pulse, Twitterific, Flipboard and InstaPaper.
I like reading about the personal work habits of individuals. I guess it is a way to measure and compare how we ourselves work and use technology. In my case, I use all of the same applications on my iPad, and for the same reasons, except InstaPaper. I will need to investigate that app.
Does the iPad replace Bussman's laptop? Not when he needs to tweak presentations or perform more complex tasks. Again, I share his use criteria, except, since I spend most of my time writing and developing presentations, I find myself tied to my laptop for the forseeable future.