Vision Paper:  The Best Mobile Computing Tools Are the Ones Made for You

Utilities have workers with different skills and different responsibilities, and each has a unique mobility requirement. With the right tablet PC, utilities will be able to make incremental software or module upgrades to support new workflows without requiring an entire infrastructure overhaul—which in turn protects their device investments.

Regardless of which device ends up serving as the foundation of your mobility platform, the workflow itself will define the experience. Tablet PCs can run existing software, making the accompanying workflow immediately mobile. Using existing software as a starting point to add mobile functions is a more predictable path than the alternative of buying new software with new hardware.