Aug 15, 2017

Could Mobile Tech Be the Key to Sustaining Higher Food Quality Standards? These Agricultural Leaders Say “Yes”

by Kirk Meyer

Some of the world’s top organic farmers, cattle ranchers and food producers are turning to mobile computers to manage their geographically widespread operations and improve quality control processes. They understand that, although agriculture may always be a manually labor-intensive business, there are great benefits posed from the widespread integration of technology. One of them being the prevention of food-caused illnesses through more actionable, mobility-derived intelligence.... Continued

Aug 10, 2017

How Rugged Tablets are Reviving Rainforests and Giving Colombian Communities a Second Chance

by Kirk Meyer

Representatives from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and The Nature Conservancy are in the rainforests of Caquetá, Colombia, using Xplore rugged tablet technology to map and analyze the spatial and demographical implications of the deforestation process on the surrounding environment.... Continued

Aug 08, 2017

This is What “Mobile” Work Really Means to Digital Natives

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Millennials, who have lived their entire lives surrounded by digital technology, are now the largest generation in the American workforce. Not only are millennials filling more field service, public safety, manufacturing and utility jobs – which require them to be on the move all day – but most are “Digital Natives” who have been glued to mobile devices since they were teenagers.... Continued

Aug 03, 2017

Mobile is Reaching a Crossover Point: Are You Ahead of, or Behind, the Curve?

by Bob Ashenbrenner

As things advance, whether it is products or techniques, there comes a “crossover point” where the reason to go with the new version is compelling enough to warrant fast adoption. Companies with highly mobile workforces – those in field service and industrial sectors particularly – are experiencing a “digitalization” crossover point related to the use of mobile devices.... Continued

Aug 01, 2017

When Mobile Computer Pricing Isn’t Indicative of Quality – and When It Is

by Cliff Adams

The true costs of mobility are often hidden far beyond the sticker price of a device, software suite or even mounting system. Independent third-party industry analysts who regularly study the totality of mobile expenses have proven time and again that rugged tablets provide a 2:1 TCO savings ratio over non-rugged devices.... Continued

Jul 28, 2017

Hidden Figures: The True Story Behind Our Push for Better (Mobile) Computers

by Tom Kost

Magnificent human feats are often the result of dramatic engineering feats. At Xplore, our engineers are motivated to build faster, stronger and higher performance computers because we know the success of our customers’ innovative efforts are dependent on our own.... Continued

Jul 25, 2017

Mobile PCs Can Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

by Bob Ashenbrenner

As mobile technology advocates, utility industry leaders, and employers to millions of field workers on the roads every day, we must heed today’s strong call to action to remove mobile device distraction as best as we can. ... Continued

Jul 20, 2017

Mobile Workers Can Only Work as Fast as Their Computers – How Fast is Yours?

by John Graff

Even the most skilled experts can only power through a task as quickly as their computer allows them. Insufficient computer performance can restrict workers’ productivity, and therefore, overall performance. That is why there has been a drive to engineer faster, more powerful mobile computers over the last two decades.... Continued

Jul 18, 2017

How Utilities Can Lockdown Mobile Security

by Bob Ashenbrenner

A breach of security will not result in your boss telling you “Nice try. It wasn’t really your fault. Here’s your bonus.” So utility IT professionals are under extreme pressure to identify the best technologies and perfect – and protect – their mobile strategy from day one.... Continued

Jul 14, 2017

Two Years: That’s All It Took for IoT to Take Hold and Rugged Tablets to Gain More Purpose

by John Graff

Just two years ago, the IoT market was still experimental, and it still is today depending on who you ask. But the underlying need to connect people to machines and data is not new. It is important to remember that every digital transformation that has occurred in the last 20 years has been facilitated by one fundamental and mission-critical component: the mobile computer.... Continued

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