Traditionally the use of electronic devices such as mobile phones and iPads has not been considered best practice in the boardroom. This is because these devices are seen as a distraction rather than a useful tool. In addition, they are seen as a potentially unsecure means by which other people may access very confidential company information either accidentally or intentionally. They may be lost, stolen or the information viewed in public when it is being read and reviewed by the relevant board member.
Within a mere two years, the Apple iPad product line has progressed with lightning speed since its first release. Although it was not the first product of its kind, the unique iPad was the first serious product to be built around elements of the mobile phone and the first with a program designed specifically for touchscreen display feedback. The elements were enough to run the OS easily while keeping good power supply, the slim and light type aspect given itself to easy mobility, and the advanced touch-screen usability was kilometers better than earlier gadgets. Since its creation, the iPad has taken leaps and bounds in just a couple of years.