It's great to see tablets getting into real business operations. Today the Phoenix Suns, Verizon Wireless and Samsung Mobile announced that the Suns have become the first NBA franchise to fully integrate wireless tablet technology into both their business and basketball operations. Here are the details:
The Suns are incorporating the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 into business development opportunities, client and season ticketholder presentations, and in-game promotional programs. The team will utilize the tablet throughout US Airways Center on game-nights for more effective activation related to Suns partner initiatives, as well as showing prospective Suns ticket holders an interactive view of seats from anywhere in the arena.
In addition, the Suns are integrating the Tab into various elements of their TV and radio broadcasts as a way to interact with the club's digital fans through social media and other in-game promotions.
Suns head coach Alvin Gentry and his staff will implement the tablet into all aspects of the team's preparations, both on and off the basketball court. Each player will receive a tablet which includes a custom Suns playbook, video from team practices and games, team and individual scouting reports for upcoming opponents, and travel itineraries for all road trips. The Tab provides the team an environmentally friendly way of communicating with players and team personnel by eliminating volumes of paper communications.