Dec 13, 2018

Want to Improve Utility Service Reliability? Start by Choosing More Reliable Mobile Computers

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Utilities are among the most data-reliant industries today, with the quality of their services heavily dependent on real-time insight into system demand and asset performance. That is why the utility sector has been one of the most reliant on mobile computing technologies for the last 20+ years. ... Continued

Nov 29, 2018

Integrity Drives Our Business Growth

by Tom McNeela

Businesses demonstrate their integrity and industry leadership through actions, not with words. That is why our mission statement includes the directive to “take smarter actions through innovative products and solutions”. It drives us to prove our worth through the products and services that we offer. And our solution offerings are much more than items in a catalog. Which brings me to Zebra Technologies’ acquisition of Xplore Technologies...... Continued

Nov 09, 2018

American Railroads on Track to Set Mobile Technology Standards for Global Industry

by Bob Ashenbrenner

You may not be aware of the smart logistics systems and award-winning technology applications that railroads across the Americas have been implementing for several years now to keep their conductors safely connected, and critical scheduling and cargo data visible, regardless of the distance traveled or the amount of shock and vibration endured.... Continued

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

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