Oct 05, 2017

How STEM Can Spur Even More Manufacturing Innovation & Growth This Year

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Today is Manufacturing Day, an annual “holiday” of sorts intended to celebrate everything that makes manufacturing so spectacular – including the people driving the industry’s continuous innovation. It is also a prime opportunity to (hopefully) appeal to the next generation of manufacturing professionals. ... Continued

Sep 27, 2017

True Story: How Field Service First Got a Handle on Mobility (Thanks to Hospitals)

by Bob Ashenbrenner

You might be surprised to learn that the F5 model wasn’t the first rugged tablet with a handle. That’s because traditional field-based workers weren’t the only ones struggling to manage a tablet alongside their other “tools” early on in the mobile computing days – or the first who vocalized their frustration with this juggling act.... Continued

Sep 12, 2017

The Real Reason Why You Shouldn’t Go All-In on All-in-One Mobility “Bundles”

by Tom Kost

The “all” part of an “all-in-one” or “all-inclusive” mobility bundle likely does not use the operating system currently powering your information systems. That translates to lost productivity due to the lack of continuity between workflow applications as workers transition between their traditional office and mobile office in the field.... Continued

Sep 05, 2017

Rugged Tablets are Smoothing Out Massive Road Improvement Projects

by Brett Gross

Learn what Main Roads Western Australia is doing to keep one of the most widely geographically distributed road networks in the world in top shape for the millions of people and billions of dollars and goods that traverse the region every day.... Continued

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 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

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