We had discussed business proposal for iPad in our previous post. Now even WSJ takes a look at the case for Ipad’s in India. follow on:
How the iPad Model Can Work in India
This was first published on the India Chief Mentor blog.
By Alok Mittal
While Apple Inc. has focused its sales of the iPad in the West on home users, the most interesting market for iPad-like tablet devices in India could be small businesses and start-ups. Many of these businesses outside India’s tech sector haven’t adapted to the PC platform because of high initial investments, weak infrastructure and unreliable connectivity. Their usage could lead to improvements in management and efficiency.
These factors have been a stumbling block to the development of small businesses. The perceived intrusiveness of PCs has kept nontech businesses behind other countries in terms of using technology as a tool. For example, many small hotels use paper registers to manage reservations; some doctors have refrained from using PCs to record patient data; and the use of laptops in classrooms is almost nonexistent.