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Why Big Businesses are Choosing to Run their Companies on an iPad

by Jackie Prange

When Apple’s first iPad came on the scene in 2010, the technology was unfairly deemed useless by various critics. Fast forward six years – and many editions – later, consumers have embraced the iPad with open arms, as their favorite tool to take great photos, play music, watch movies, check emails, and keep in touch with loved ones. But what if we told you, you could run your business from an iPad?

As seen through both the software and hardware of the iPad, advances in technology have reached new heights. The iPad has overcome the “personal device” stereotype by successfully taking on the corporate world as a critical business tool. Not convinced? Read on to find out how big businesses around the world have transformed their companies with the help of the iPad.


In order for Schindler Manufacturing to keep their escalators and elevators moving safely, Schindler workforce relies on custom apps powered by the iPad that tap into critical systems and data. The iPad has enabled Schindler’s service technicians to predict and prevent problems before they occur – something that was never possible in their industry, prior to partnering with iPad. With the insight and control this technology offers, technicians in the field rely on the iPad’s real-time data to diagnose, solve, and prevent issues to make their jobs easier and safer.


One of the world’s most reliable subway systems, Tokyo Metro, is responsible for providing safe and secure service to their passengers, and uses Apple’s iPads to do so. Keeping their tunnel network well maintained and in service is crucial to their company – and the entire city – because even a single tunnel failure could cause a system-wide shutdown. Tokyo Metro chose the iPad as a tool to improve the quality and efficiency to their tunnel inspections


British Airways chose to partner with iPad to improve their customer service and operational efficiencies. By doing so, the airline has developed 40+ custom apps that have transformed the way they do business. British Airways has more than 17,000 iPad devices in use in over 200 airports worldwide. They rely on the iPad’s efficiency to deliver personalized service, smooth connections and on-time departures – no big deal, right?

If manufacturing, transportation, and aviation businesses rely on an iPad to run their million dollar companies, why would your restaurant be any exception? With the reliability, security and efficiency these devices offer, investing in an iPad for your restaurant will be the smartest business decision you make all year.

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Jackie was a Content Marketing Specialist and Social Media strategist at TouchBistro before moving into business development role. She covered the latest food, dining, and technology trends for the restaurant industry. A lover of all things coffee, Jackie’s hobbies include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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