With strong security, and flexibility, Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad tablet computer is a solid choice for legal organizations, even if you can't yet edit Office documents, says Jonathan Ezor, assistant professor and director of the Touro Law Center's Institute for Business, Law and Technology.
The very attributes that make the iPad such a powerful tool for lawyers -- portability, fast access to information, ubiquitous connectivity, and simple user interface -- also make it a security risk. Many users treat it more like a book than a computer, leaving it unattended and vulnerable. But with a little planning and common sense, you can transform any iPad into an information fortress.
What a difference a year doesn't make for tablets, observes writer Alan Cohen. The iPad 2 looks a lot like the original iPad, but without awaited new features like a super-high-resolution screen. Even so, would-be contenders to the tablet throne -- one of the latest being the Android-based Motorola Xoom -- aren't quite up to Apple's challenge.