Oct 26, 2018

Is It Really Possible for Businesses to Go Fully Paperless?

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Should every company completely digitalize their operations? Many approach this as an incremental path – automate process A, then process B, etc. But with the complete solutions available today, does it make sense to move so slowly, especially when the benefits of automation are so dramatic?... Continued

Oct 11, 2018

What a Consumer-Grade Mobility Strategy Really Costs Enterprises with a Field-Based Workforce

by John Graff

Mobility is no longer a luxury for organizations that want to be responsive to market shifts and mitigate issues that could impact customer satisfaction and, therefore, revenue. At the same time, it can be easy to overestimate the performance capabilities of a well-known mobile computer brand or miscalculate the data security – or worker safety – risks posed by certain mobile devices.... Continued

Sep 20, 2018

Disasters, Drones and Developing the Future Capabilities for Mobile Workers and First Responders

by Bob Ashenbrenner

We are seeing the quick evolution of complementary technologies to improve the knowledge and capabilities of field responders. As core mobile computing technologies such as rugged tablets are put in the hands of these workers as part of standard operating procedures, they become the platform upon which additional drone capabilities can most effectively be applied in a “layers of support” concept. ... Continued

Sep 06, 2018

Don’t Fall Into the “Domain Transfer” Trap During Your Digital Transformation

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Why You Should Seek Out Third-Party Experts, Leverage Peer Insights for Your Next Mobility Project... Continued

Aug 08, 2018

How Airlines Can Avoid Mobile Technology Meltdowns on the Tarmac

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Both mobile devices and airplanes have a dramatic failure mode if operated above their temperature limit. In fact, there have been instances of this is happening on the tarmacs of some U.S. airports this summer amongst mobile devices that weren’t built to be used in such extreme environments.... Continued

Aug 08, 2018

Spotlight on Airlines: When It’s Too Hot, Planes Don’t Fly and Mobile Devices Fail

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Travel is hot right now – literally and figuratively. We are at the peak of the summer travel season, which means airlines must do everything within their power to keep operations running smoothly and flights arriving on time. That’s why airlines are turning to technology both in the terminal and on the tarmac to unlock new efficiencies in their aircraft maintenance, refueling and even passenger loading operations. Mobile technology, specifically. ... Continued

Jul 26, 2018

You Asked, We Answered: Four Questions about the Current Rugged Mobility Reboot

by Cliff Adams

Rugged mobility devices have been on a linear improvement path for quite a while despite the introduction of consumer tablets, but recently there has been an inflection point which is driving bigger changes. This reboot is providing access to a new generation of handhelds and slate 2-in-1 mobile computers that really address hybrid worker needs: rugged, outdoor viewable, unaffected by rain, heat or cold, and light weight while packing enough battery to support the entire shift and longer.... Continued

May 17, 2018

Android in the Rugged Enterprise

by admin

Over recent years, the consumer market has exploded with the ever-increasing adoption of the Android operating system on smartphones. Consumers and mobile device manufacturers alike have been drawn to its open architecture and the widespread availability of applications that can be downloaded from the Google Play website. ... Continued

Apr 26, 2018

Want to Mobilize Your Warehouse/DC?  Don’t Wait to Make a Move

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Chess is all about strategy. So is mobility. Even if you have the right game plan mapped out, waiting to execute a critical move until you “absolutely have to” may place the odds of winning (easily) against you. Perhaps that’s why I was so perplexed when Bridget McCrea reported in Logistics Management that many Warehouse and Distribution Center decision makers were “simply waiting until their existing technology becomes obsolete to upgrade” to mobile technologies inside the four walls.... Continued

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