The concept of tablets aren’t exactly new, although to give Apple credit, they did reignite interest in the device with the launch of the iPad. In the past few years, we’ve seen how tablets have started to be adopted not just by consumers, but companies and even sports teams as well, and there is a good reason for it.

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According to a report from Business Insider (via 9to5Mac), the head of construction company Rogers-O’Brien revealed that the company’s use of iPads has resulted in them saving as much as $1.8 million a year including 55,000 hours of reductions in working time. This is versus the previous method which involved the use of paper-based plans.

According to Todd Wayne, he claims that with the use of iPads, keeping each other updated on the latest plans was a piece of cake. Previously with the use of paper, there’d be multiple copies of a plan floating about, which in turn was inconvenient because changes made to one plan meant having to create newer copies to be distributed.

This also meant costs in terms of paper, printing, and also convenience as it was a lot simpler to just bring an iPad versus a stack of papers. That being said while this does highlight the potential of the iPad in businesses, we suppose this would have been achievable with just about any tablet that supports document sharing/cloud storage.

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