The following is an excerpt from “A major obstacle to PDF editing on tablet and mobile devices,” an industry guide which surveyed nearly 300 people about how they review and edit PDFs on different devices. Missed part one? It explains why digital PDF editing workflows can make it hard to go paperless. Catch up here.
The preferred choice of hardware for internal use is changing. More and more IT departments in large law firms, for example, are rolling out tablets to partners because it means flexibility for them to work at home or during business travel; better protection against leaks, since data and email security applications move with them, and an overall competitive edge thanks to fewer barriers to productivity.
However, user adoption of tablets was not especially strong in our recent survey. Less than 10% of people said they used a tablet to do most of their work. The forecast for tablet use is not promising. The percentage of people who saw themselves mostly working from a tablet in 12 months’ time was less than the percentage of people who currently are (9.86% verse 9.18%).
This is despite a positive outlook for digital document workflows generally: 61% of people said they already do most of their document reviewing, editing, and approving work digitally. The percentage of people working from a laptop most of the time will jump from 34% to 40% in 12 months’ time.
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