On my recent travels, I noted the seas of tablets that are now installed at several prominent airports. Several of the terminal areas at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are graced with hundreds of iPads tethered to counters and tables in gates and concessions. Travelers can check email and social media as well as their flight’s status, or order beverages, food, and products from airport concessions. It’s yet another application of tablet technology, but this one aimed at travelers, whether for business or otherwise, enhancing convenience and streamlining business transactions.
This common thread of enhancing convenience and productivity can be realized through the use of a number of apps that can be applied to everyday business. I like to think of them in three categories of action: