Many large companies use Microsoft’s Exchange Server to provide email, contacts and calendar systems for their employees, and you can also tap into this information on your iPad using the built-in Mail, Calendar and Contacts apps.
You’ll probably need to speak to your company’s IT manager to get the Exchange Server settings, but from there it’s fairly straightforward.
Just press ‘Add Account’ from the Mail, Contact Calendar section in your Settings and follow the prompts.
The iPad also supports similar mail systems such as Google’s Gmail, and there’s Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL and POP-based mail support too.
Having a constant connection to the internet is a must if you’re going to rely on using your iPad for work. This means you can still get a bit done while you’re waiting at the airport, on a bus, or even at the beach – or wherever you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection.
A good option is to buy a 12-month pre-paid SIM. Telstra offers a 12-month, 1GB per month pre-paid plan for $180, which should be plenty of data for most purposes, and you don’t need to remember to recharge every month.