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PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)

A personal digital assistant (PDA) is a term that refers to a small computing device. They are also referred to as handheld computers. Before the widespread popularity of cell phones, these devices were relatively popular. Today, they are still used but usually have more business-centric functions. Common business uses include mobile checkout and inventory management purposes.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)

Small businesses may use PDAs for very business-specific purposes. However, many functions that used to be managed by PDAs can also be handled by a mobile phone. PDAs can come with specific uses and software that are simply not available on a commercially-used mobile device. If a small business needs specialized software or enhanced functionality, they may invest in a PDA rather than a mobile device.

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