Feb 16, 2017

Rugged Tablet, Meet Satellite Radio (Because Sometimes You Really Need Your Computer + Comms to Work Anywhere and Everywhere)

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Thorium X, the field industry’s first-in-class satellite communications rugged tablet, is a convergence of the best-in-class technologies covering the entirety of the extreme communications spectrum. It merges the Xplore D10 rugged Android tablet (as the core, no-compromise computing platform) with the Iridium satellite network (comprised of 66 satellites orbiting Earth).... Continued

Feb 07, 2017

DistribuTECH Digest:  Get Your Mobile (Data) Download Now

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Although DistribuTECH has always been about optimizing power generation, transmission and distribution, this year was all about optimizing the industry’s utilization of “information.” Utilities are becoming masters of data collection thanks to their years-long effort to implement “smart” technologies. But the resulting prevalence of data is posing new challenges. ... Continued

Jan 31, 2017

Utilities Workforce Reality - Aging and Yet More Vibrant

by Bob Ashenbrenner

A high-quality workforce is a tremendous asset to any Utility. And utility technicians, across the board, have a lot of experience and skill. The challenge to utilities is that this “asset” is older than the average workforce currently driving other U.S. industries. ... Continued

Jan 24, 2017

What’s Your Definition of BYOD: eBYOD or cBYOD?

by Bob Ashenbrenner

When comparing eBYOD (employee) against cBYOD (customer), it’s clear that they have very different applicability and implications for Utilities. cBYOD may be a smart customer engagement strategy, but eBYOD is not a smart mobile workforce strategy for Utilities – especially those worried about keeping operating costs low, increasing hardware ROI and using mobility solutions as a revenue-generating stream at the point-of-service.
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Jan 17, 2017

Big Data and Mobility: How Well Will They Work Together? It Could Depend on Your Mobile Device

by Bob Ashenbrenner

To take advantage of the Big Data model, they’re going to require devices that are mobile and connected to reliable communications networks and to equipment, most likely via RFID, barcode, serial ports, etc.... Continued

Jan 10, 2017

Big Data, in All the Right Places

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Simply put, “Big Data” refers to the huge data sets that can be collected today. With mass computerization of so many aspects of our personal and professional lives, vast amounts of data can be collected and analyzed to the benefit of nearly every company.... Continued

Jan 05, 2017

To Be a Top Performer, Invest in Top Performing Mobile Tech

by Debbie Russo

Investing in the best mobile computing technology your money will buy is the best advice we can give you, regardless of your professional resolutions this year or the broader organizational goals your team is striving to attain in the next 3-5 years. ... Continued

Dec 29, 2016

8 Ways Rugged Mobility Will Change – or Be Changed By – Global Industry, Government in 2017 Part II

by Debbie Russo

Last week I shared our team’s predictions for how government changes will influence changes in mobile technology spending in 2017. Here are 4 more ways that we predict rugged mobility solutions will change the way some of the largest global industries conduct business (for the better) in 2017.... Continued

Dec 21, 2016

8 Ways Rugged Mobility Will Change – or Be Changed By – Global Industry, Government in 2017 Part I

by Debbie Russo

We believe that mobility investments in nearly every industry worldwide will be mutually influenced by the actions of new government leaders and an evolution in customer expectations given the rise of today’s “on-demand” culture. ... Continued

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