Aug 31, 2017

The Team behind Xplore Rugged Tablets: Meet VP of Engineering Bryan Bell

by admin

Xplore engineers and Solution Architects work tirelessly around the clock (literally) to find new ways to apply rugged tablet technology to common and complex business challenges. Xplore’s engineers have helped manufacturers, militaries, utilities and public safety professionals improve their operations and deliver better products and services to the global community. In honor of what they do and have accomplished, we will be spotlighting them in a yearlong interview series. ... Continued

Aug 29, 2017

Why So Many Mobility Projects are Stalling (Maybe Even Yours)?

by John Graff

Though there is a consensus among organizations worldwide that more mobility tools are needed in the workplace (for many reasons), there is also a consensus that shopping for effective mobility solutions can be complex. Too many companies don’t have a well-planned buying process for mobility solutions.... Continued

Aug 23, 2017

Securing Executive Support for Broader Mobile Technology Utilization

by John Graff

A recent seven-country study found that 'many CEOs, especially in transportation and logistics, are “failing to grasp” impact of mobile technology on business practices'. Regardless of why you want to spend on new mobile technologies, make sure you secure executive buy-in for your mobility project before you start shopping for a single mobile device or software solution.... Continued

Aug 17, 2017

Why Mobile Device Quality Matters to Food Quality – from Farm to Table

by James Reid

Not all mobile devices would be well-suited for critical agriculture applications. Any mobile device frequently used in outdoor conditions to conduct “facility” inspections must be intrinsically dustproof, waterproof, shock and vibration-proof and tolerant of extreme temperatures.... Continued

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

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